Western Capitalism’s Historic Crisis… As People Realize There’s Actually Socialist Alternative

Western Capitalism’s Historic Crisis… As People Realize There’s Actually Socialist Alternative

Socialism is becoming popularly realized as a realistic alternative to the destructive, warmongering status quo of capitalist so-called democracy. Western capitalism and its supposed democracy are in terminal crisis as increasing numbers of people reject the system’s abysmal economic failure: record levels of poverty, inequality and relentless militarism and warmongering. Professor Jodi Dean, the author…

The Machiavellians: James Burnham’s Fascist Italian Defenders of Freedom

The Machiavellians: James Burnham’s Fascist Italian Defenders of Freedom

In our attempts at understanding such people who view themselves as the natural ‘ruling elite’, it is important that we never take a literal approach in our attempts to understand their desires and thus their motives. “[James] Burnham…the real intellectual founder of the neoconservative movement and the original proselytizer, in America, of the theory of…

The Future of Korean Democracy

The Future of Korean Democracy

Korea faces the same democratic deficits as other countries–polarized opinion, rising populism, pervasive fake news–just when it needs responsive democracy the most. The German government recently arrested 25 members of a conspiratorial right-wing group plotting to overthrow the government. One of those arrested was a member of a defunct German royal family that the group…

The Western Constitutional Model Is Driving Instability in the World

The Western Constitutional Model Is Driving Instability in the World

The written, democratic constitution continues to be the norm lionized by the so-called ‘civilized nations’ of the West, upheld as the best way to organize society that mankind has come up with. For that reason, a little more analysis of them is in order. Two main problems stand out. First is the notion of its…

A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’

A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s keynote address at the Valdai Club last Thursday appears to have put Russia on a collision course with the U.S.-led “Rules Based International Order” (RBIO). The Biden administration two weeks earlier released its 2022 National Security Strategy (NSS), a full-throated defense of the RBIO which all-but declares war on “autocrats” who…