Liberal Left

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Amazing Brexit: Identity and Class Politics
Bohne, Luciana
Article
2016
This shell of a once fighting left embraces the culture of identity but excludes the entity of class. As a result poverty has become the P-word, and the poor the pariahs of neoliberal dystopic utopia....
The "Anarcho-Liberal"
Sunkara, Bhasker
Article
2011
The diversity of the global justice movement is undeniable, but to the extent its prominent intellectual voices represented broader trends, we can see the crystallization of a new type of radical that...
Beyond Neoliberal Identity Politics
Street, Paul
Article
2017
Neoliberal identity politics (NIP) is a great weapon on the hands of the privileged capitalist Few and their mass-murderous global empire.
Burying the White Working Class
Kilpatrick, Connor
Article
2016
Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for a broader anti-working class agenda. The white working class is a zombie that doesn't know it's dead. Or if it's not fully zombified yet, its me...
The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left
Rockhill, Gabriel
Article
2017
A recently unclassifed CIA documents reveals that in the 1980s, the agency had its analysts devote substantial time and resources to studying trends in French theory, and specifically, the work that w...
Class Notes: Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene
Reed, Adolph L.
Book
2001
Reed argues against the solipsistic approaches of cultural or identity politics, and in favour of class-based political interpretation and action. Class Notes moves on to tackle race relations, ethnic...
The deadly racism of the 'anti-racist' liberal imperialist
Clark, Neil
Article
2016
When it comes to hypocrisy, the pro-war Western ‘liberal’ is in a class of his own. While professing opposition to racism, the pro-war liberal is cheerleader for the most dangerous and deadly form of ...
The Evil of the Lesser Evil
Binh, Pham
Article
2008
Lesser-evilism as a progressive strategy has succeeded -- succeeded in making American politics progressively more and more right-wing.
Foucault and Neoliberalism
Zamora, Daniel; Behrent, Michael C.
Book
2015
Michel Foucault has a reputation, especially in the academic world, as a radical. This collection of essays explores another, less acknowledged, side of Foucault's thinking: his embrace of some key el...
From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not So Much
Reed, Adolph Jr.
Article
2015
As is ever clearer and ever more important to note, race politics is not an alternative to class politics; it is a class politics, the politics of the left-wing of neoliberalism. It is the expression ...
How the People's Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign
Gupta, Arun
Article
2014
I've never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source....
The Invisibility of Fascism in the Postwar United States
Vials, Chris
Article
2014
Vials examines the use of the term "fascism" in post-war United States politics since the Tea Party have twisted its meaning to denote a left-wing phenomenon.
Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem
Emanuele, Vincent
Article
2016
Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed...
Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
Whitney, Mike
Article
2017
An examination of the dishonesty in the New York Times' efforts to undermine President Trump, and broader criticisms of other tactics used by the liberal establishment to the same end.
Like a Dull Knife: The People's Climate "Farce"
Saul, Quincy
Article
2014
Even in a top-down format, one hopes the upcoming march could draw much-needed attention to the climate movement.
The Passion of Richard Seymour: Book Reviews of "The Liberal Defence of Murder" and "UnHitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchen" by Richard Seymour
Wald, Alan
Article
2013
The books of Richard Seymour skewer the predictable platitudes and puncture the sanctimonious pretensions of the "Pro-War Left," what was a transatlantic confederacy of journalists, public intellectua...
Political Correctness: Handle with Care
Street, Paul
Article
2016
Racial, gender, and ethnic diversity matters, of course, but political correctness (PC) tied to bourgeois identity politics can be deadly to left thinkers and activists and to the causes of peace and ...
The Postmodern Left and the success of neoliberalism
Jay, Scott
Article
2016
The international Left promotes its own image rather than engaging in the bitter reality of resistance against neoliberalism. It does not need to believe in postmodernism because it is postmodernism.
The postmodern left and the success of neoliberalism
Jay, Scott
Article
2016
The rise of neoliberalism across the globe for decades, and its continued resilience since the 2007-2008 financial crisis in particular, forces us to ask why there has not been a more successful resis...
Race v. Class? More Brilliant Bourgeois Bullshit from Ta-Nehesi Coates
Street, Paul
Article
2017
Coates is either flat-out lying or woefully ignorant when he argues that "the left" is disinterested in the big and significant problems of racial identity and racial justice. The longstanding legiti...
The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
Walsh, David
Article
2016
The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come und...
Thieving Sons of Bushes: Against The Current vol. 91
Miah, Malik
Article
2001
“Never Trust a Son of Bush” was one of many signs at George W. Bush's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20. Some 25,000 marched in Washington and 15,000 rallied in San Francisco...
We Need to Talk about Women: The Problem with Western Liberal ‘Feminists’
Chehade, Ghada
Article
2017
Western women have fought hard and bravely for rights and privileges that were denied to generations of women before them and have made vast strides towards greater equality and representation in soci...

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Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...

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Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.