Category Archives: Political Theory

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority by the Institute of the Solidarity Modern https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/15/18796513.php The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only … Continue reading

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Video: Trump versus Truth by John Oliver, 23 min, 2/12/17

Trump versus Truth John Oliver, Feb 12, 2017, 23 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xecEV4dSAXE Jon Stewart will be back on the air in March!!!

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President Trump – We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era by Jens Berger

President Trump – We are Witnesses of a Turn of an Era by Jens Berger, 11/9/2016 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/06/18796204.php Trump managed to stage himself as a candidate waging a crusade against the political establishment. Only 9% of the population still stand behind … Continue reading

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The Descent Society by Oliver Nachtwey

The Descent Society by Oliver Nachtwey http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434163.shtml A society of social descent, precariousness and polarization has emerged out of the society of ascent and social integration. For a long while, the pillars of social integration have been eroding and crashes … Continue reading

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Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads by Albrecht von Luecke

Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads by Albrecht von Luecke, December 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434101.shtml A “descent society” came out of the former ascent society of the postwar… What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state … Continue reading

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The Civilization Crisis: Post-Factual Criticism of Politics by Rudolf Hickel

The Civilization Crisis: Post-Factual Criticism of Politics by Rudolf Hickel http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434088.shtml In Trumponomics, falling tax rates for businesses should increase tax revenues. When businesses do not invest, the tax gifts lead to lower state spending and higher state debts at … Continue reading

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No Future and Computerization

No Future and Computerization by Theresia Pfister, Dec 29, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434053.shtml Crises, cracks in the mirror, wake-up calls and writing on the wall call us to rethinking and resistance, to new priorities and countermeasures. Resignation, obliviousness and the 2-inch world … Continue reading

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What is Living and What is Dead in Social Democracy? by Tony Judt

Tony Judt and William Beveridge were great progressives and crusaders for the social state. In the US, the middle class benefited enormously in the postwar years from subsidized housing and subsidized education. Why is it we have such difficulty even … Continue reading

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The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner

The Good Life for All – A Useful Utopia by Alexandra Strickner, Dec 14, 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434028.shtml What institutions and infrastructures are needed so all people can lead good lives? Good lives demand more than consumption paid with money. The commons-what … Continue reading

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Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different

Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different by Paul Mason and Norbert Giebel http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433987.shtml Faith, Soren Kierkegaard said, is the death of the ego and the triumph of the reign of the infinite transcendent God. God is “total help … Continue reading

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