Category Archives: News and Politics

Tony Judt on twentieth-century Marxism

Originally posted on Understanding Society:
Tony Judt was especially astute when it came to linking history and intellectuals. One strand of thought in his collection of essays,?Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, is a critical engagement with several twentieth-century…

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Fascist populism and the threat to democracy

Originally posted on Understanding Society:
What features of a political regime contribute to political loyalty and commitment on the part of its citizens? Can a fascist dictatorship inspire political loyalty and commitment from the mass of society? And what about…

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What is Fascism and who are today’s Fascists?

Originally posted on Ryan Buesnel:
Presentation: Café of Dangerous Ideas, February 27th, 2021 Ryan Buesnel rbuesnel@csu.edu.au In his 2018 book How Fascism Works, Jason Stanley offers an assessment of the state of American politics under the leadership of Donald Trump…

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Joseph Pulitzer’s Retirement Speech & The Traits of Journalism

Originally posted on Maliha Khanam:
Source: Canva “Always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always oppose privileged classes and public, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied…

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After a virus pandemic an energy disease

The energy crunch that started in Europe has going around the world like a domino game. The news channels on several stations showed how people went in search of wood-burning stoves. It should not be overlooked that even pellet stoves … Continue reading

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How will China ease policy in response to the power cuts and Evergrande?

Originally posted on Notayesmanseconomics's Blog:
2021 was not supposed to be like this. The narrative for 2021 was that the Chinese economy would pick up strongly after the Covid-19 pandemic and be a leading indicator for the rest of…

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Fast-rising energy prices attract China to capitalise on them

West European energy provision In Western Europe, no one will be able to deny that they are not satisfied with the development of gas and electricity prices. In recent days, it has been commonplace to express dissatisfaction with the rapidly … Continue reading

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Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman (Summary)

Originally posted on The Herston Project:
★★★★ Utopia for realists shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are implementable. Every milestone of civilization was once considered a utopian fantasy, however, if we set our sights on…

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The importance of utopia and how to get there

Originally posted on Everyday Activism Stories:
The greatest achievement of those who champion capitalism, according to activist and author David Graeber, has been the destruction of vision. By vision, I mean not the ability to look into our own futures…

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From MSN Groups and MSN Spaces via Multiply to Blogspot now transferring to WordPress

In 1993 I got my first Microsoft personal computer. Always having been interested in religion and matters of the world I started to search the net (in 1995)  and to write down my own opinion in blogs and groups. On … Continue reading

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