Guess what? More Bernie Sanders . . .

February 6, 2016

On Saturday Night Live . . .

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“. . . the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

January 24, 2016

So Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address to the nation in 1933, at the peak of the Great Depression.

Uncle Bernie

Bernie Sanders is not afraid.

 


Bernie Sanders Rocks

January 24, 2016

Alternative rocker Lissie talks about her new album and–guess what?–Bernie Sanders:


Introducing the New All-Bernie Sanders, All the Time Format . . .

January 20, 2016

The Nation has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.

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This is only the third time in its long history that it has endorsed a candidate for President of the United States.


We Don’t Need No “Globalization” . . .

November 30, 2009

Recently the West (or perhaps that should be “the West” because the peoples, social instruments, and social institutions that that term typically targets are hardly monolithic in reality–certainly not today, if ever) celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall, with much blithe fanfare and large swigs of stunningly ignorant and malapropriate triumphalism from those who equate capitalism with democracy (if not divine beneficence). Gone are the bad old days of the Soviet Union and its slave-countries . . . except that the present doesn’t look so good either . . . .

“Is capitalist realism the only answer to socialist utopianism? Was what followed the fall of the Wall really the era of capitalist maturity, the leaving behind of all utopias? What if that era relied on a utopia of its own?”

In “Post-Wall,” at the London Review of Books’ website, philosopher Slavoj Žižek takes in the current zeitgeist–or possibly lack thereof–of anti-Communists in Eastern Europe, considers the despotic capitalism of China, and proposes that perhaps a revised, humane socialism might be a good idea.