Liberalism Is as Bad as the Economist Makes It Sound

The critique of liberalism is all important but at the same time the world of the Economist doesn’t really define or exhaust the category. If liberalism defined and liberalism in practice diverge then we must study the history there with care and not confuse the two, even if the ‘liberals in practice’ do confuse the two.

Lenin hated liberalism, not far behind Marx, but that was another trap. In any case the left has to move to both critique and transcend liberalism. But do they have any prospect of doing so?

This is a fascinating article but the larger history of liberalism, and simple democracy is needed. The left will move to create something worse with the incomplete models of marxism.

Just a caution near an interesting idea for a book on liberalism…

Liberalism is often presented as a loose set of principles like reason, freedom, and the rule of law. But over almost two centuries, the Economist has provided a window into the dominant strand of liberalism in action — with imperial conquest and undemocratic regimes defended in the name of upholding “free trade.”

Source: Liberalism Is as Bad as the Economist Makes It Sound

  Marx was too smart to make the mistake he made, so…???

Marx worked in the era of the rise of positivism and the result is a strange ambivalence embedded in marxism: a fanatic reductionism next to a theme of freedom in history. The results have never worked right….

Marxists should study the eonic model: Marx creates a model of stages of economic history with communism at the end. We have critiqued this scheme but we can use it as an example of a system/model …

Source:  Marx’s theory of history lacks the distinction of free action/system action… – 1848+: The End(s) of History

 The evolution of freedom: antinomies in evolutionary theory?

 The idea of the ‘evolution of freedom’ is easy to define in the abstract but causes ‘computer crash’ with reductionist ‘scientific’ efforts to explain it.
We would need observational evidence here, hard to come by, but the basic idea is key to the evolution of ‘animals’….

The question of evolution in our eonic model is based on world history which give us direct access to the visible (if any) process of the evolutionary. The question arises, how can history b…

Source: Evolution to history: freedom evolving – Darwiniana

 Evolution: theory and ideology

 The question of evolution has been the object of a very elusive ideological manipulation and the left has more or less been complicit in that.
The time has long since arrived to dismiss darwinism an make good on the pledge to examine ‘theory and ideology’, in the case of darwinism a fairly obvious instance.
The idea of ‘freedom evolving’ shows just how difficult a real theory of evolution must be and the way metaphysical issues enter to confound ‘science as we know it’.

The question of evolution in our eonic model is based on world history which give us direct access to the visible (if any) process of the evolutionary. The question arises, how can history be ‘evolution’…

Source: Evolution to history: freedom evolving – Darwiniana