Any U.S. politician who says nice things about Cuba can expect abuse. That’s been so since the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Recently presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried to ward off attacks as he praised Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign. He labeled Cuba’s leadership as “authoritarian,” but it didn’t work. Senators Rubio and Menendez and other politicians, Democratic and Republican alike, lashed out. Democratic leaders in Florida joined in. Cuba matters there at voting time. More
“Did not see those Texas numbers on socialism coming,” tweeted HillTV’s Krystal Ball.
Liberalism has become decadent, and conservatism has become particularly vile. The only option for anyone who cares about freedom and decency is to get behind the socialist.
We criticized Sanders ourselves here in 2016 for the ambiguity of his ‘socialist’ label but he has been consistent in his usage, if not his semantics and this has in a way helped to seed both social democracy and a sense of the limits of that in the projection toward real socialism. Continue reading ” The undefined future: socialist sloganeering…”
We have often been critical of marxist theories of history: the basic framework of historical materialism and the thesis of stages of production is dated now, and the critiques of socialist transformation have an easy time with the whole corpus, which is unfair because Marx, if you set aside his theories, has a huge corpus of relevant material.
It is very unlikely that the public will ever accept a marxist ideology as a foundation for postcapitalism. The whole subject needs to start over, and soon, time is short. As general background the legacy is useful, but the nature of history would be better addressed without scientism as an empirical subject.
Confronting the riddle of world history January 13th, 2018 • After all the debate and discussion from the left the stark reality remains that Marxist views of history suffer from a flawed foundatio…
For years, Third Way politicians claimed to be modernizing progressive politics by rejecting leftist policies. But their political project now stands in ruins — and it’s democratic socialism that is on the rise.