What a surprise! After Bernie Sanders announced his bid for the US presidency, attacks on him instantly arose from all sides.
These days, popular media and political elites like to “big up” only wildly opposing alternatives. Thus, better alternatives rarely get an airing.
The Czech-born writer Milan Kundera once wrote an entire book about an atmosphere where one joke made in bad taste can ruin your life. It’s no joke now, as denouncing colleagues becomes normal in the US.
Ethical and political “correctness” have reached extreme levels recently. This suits the powerful perfectly right now, but may come back to bite them soon.
Already a quick glance at our imbroglio makes it clear that we are caught up in multiple social struggles: the […]
The French Yellow Vest movement exposes a problem at the heart of today’s politics. Too much adherence to popular “opinion” and not enough innovation and fresh ideas.
This week, a CNN poll revealed anti-Semitism is alive and well in Europe. A question now is: where […]
The “rich” world urgently needs to address the reasons behind mass migration, rather than its symptoms. And understand we live in one world.
Slavoj Žižek tells Owen Jones the collapse of the centre-left welfare state consensus has led to the global […]
Should the left’s answer to rightist populism really be a “Me Too”;? Part I Let’s take an (artificially) […]