Category Archives: Political Theory

Changing Consciousness: New Paradigms Needed!

Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people! How exciting to be living in a time crying for alternative economics, reduced working hours, shriveling the financial sector, expanding the public sector, becoming cloud- workers, translators, editors, … Continue reading

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Trump is More than “Silly Tricks”

Trump is More than “Silly Tricks” by Daniel Tanuro, March 1, 2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/18/18803696.php Trump will run the US as a big business. Trump did not come out of nowhere. Trumpism is an expression of a reactionary revolt of the petty-bourgeois … Continue reading

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The Democrats must draft an alternative tax bill!

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/10/05/lets-talk-about-what-we-really-want-tax-reform Do we live in the Humpty Dumpty world – where words mean what he says they mean? The Republican $4.2 trillion tax bill is sadism, greed, and chaos. Trillions are cut from Medicaid and Medicare; savage cuts are made … Continue reading

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State Indebtedness as a Power Strategy by Mohssen Massarrat

State Indebtedness as a Power Strategy by Mohssen Massarrat 9/27/2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/04/18803447.php Contracting debts exploded under neoliberalism since the 1980s – unlike the state debts in the Keynesian era from the 1950s to the 1970s – and produced a structural debt … Continue reading

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Facing a Possible State of Emergency by Peter Schaar

Facing a Possible State of Emergency by Peter Schaar, 9/27/2017 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/02/18803386.php The danger of authoritarian “solutions” grows when the constitutional state is dismantled, undermined or suspended.” This warning was made by the former data protectionist Peter Schaar who published the … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is an Extreme Narcissist by Hans-Jurgen Wirth

Hans-Jurgen Wirth, b. 1951, is a psychoanalyst with his own practice, a professor of psychoanalytic social psychology in Frankfurt and a publisher. His most important book is “Narcissism and Power” (2002). http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/09/435041.shtml Not a day passes on which Donald Trump … Continue reading

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The 4th Estate is not For the State

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now has said the media is the 4th estate, not “for the state.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor and theologian put to death by the Nazis in 1944 and the highest name in Germany, said the ultimate is … Continue reading

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The Madness of Caligula

According to the German editor Heribert Prantl, Caligula showed his madness by appointing a goat to his seat in the Roman senate. His successor burned all his decrees and orders. The Madness of Caligula http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/madness-caligula-00 The story of Caligula is … Continue reading

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The Theater of Good and Evil by Eduardo Galeano, 90 pp

Voices of Sanity Reaching out for Peace, 90 pp The Theater of Good and Evil by Eduardo Galeano is on pages 3-4 Thanks, Arvind Gupta! Enjoy the feast! http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/sanity.pdf

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Redoing the Demos? An Interview with Wendy Brown

Redoing the Demos? An Interview with Wendy Brown Theory, Culture and Society, June 8, 2017 https://www.theoryculturesociety.org/interview-wendy-brown/ Question 1: In Undoing the Demos (2015), you address the impossibility of radical or emancipatory politics whilst the market is the only source of … Continue reading

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