Category Archives: social sciences

Our Mandela, not theirs

It’s really incredible to see American right-wingers hail Nelson Mandela as a visionary and a champion of freedom while they’ve been doing their damnedest to smear and destroy everything and everyone who they consider to be remotely left-leaning, especially over … Continue reading

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On essence, memory and media

“So much still to give, so many joys of life to taste, all cut short by some cell gone wrong. Life is so very unfair.” — Douglas Hofstadter, Le Ton beau de Marot For a couple of days now, I’ve … Continue reading

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On Bakunin, Marx and the lumpenproletariat: part one

In his recent article, “A Master Class in Occupation,” author Chris Hedges  effectively renews a century and a half of controversy between two giants in political economy, Mikhail Bakunin and Karl Marx, discussing their respective influences on the Occupy Wall … Continue reading

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The View from the Left: A Day on Wall Street

My longtime friend David Walters shared a few thoughts with me regarding his recent visit to New York in the midst of the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement.  He kindly agreed to share his impressions with others through this website. … Continue reading

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