1 year ago
by distant+12 +1
Every hour you’re sitting in front of a rubbish cartoon is an hour you’re not reading or exploring the physical world
We underestimated him once. Let’s not do it again. By Matt Taibbi.
2 years ago
by AdelleChattre+16 +1
George Pyle, the editorial page editor of The Salt Lake Tribune, doesn’t think of himself as a socialist because it sounds like being social.
Gary Saul Morson on the rise and fall of the first Russian populists.
While the New York congressional candidate is an anomaly when it comes Democratic Socialists of America winning federal-level primaries thus far, energy within her party is mounting around policy ideas the movement espouses, including the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcements, Medicare for All, a $15 an hour federal minimum wage, and tax increases for wealthy Americans. By Caitlin Huey-Burns.
For one thing, it’s not Trump country. Most struggling whites I know here live a life of quiet desperation, mad at their white bosses, not resentful toward their co-workers or neighbors of color. By Sarah Smarsh.
3 years ago
by AdelleChattre+8 +1
Two recent books are typical of the current consensus in presenting populism as a new threat to liberal democracy. But properly understood, it is neither modern nor rightwing. By Thomas Frank.
It’s not just the US which has had its “Howard Beale moment.” By Marshall Auerback.
Authoritarians are on the rise, and electorates are seduced by extremes. To fight back, mainstream politicians need to grasp the causes of popular discontent and rebuild democracy’s moral foundations. By Yascha Mounk.
Huey Long was a populist who championed the little guy over big business, but his attempt to muzzle the press empowered the very corporate interests he inveighed against. By Adam Winkler.
4 years ago
by AdelleChattre+7 +1
Some politicians were tormenting the establishment well before the Donald made it trendy. By Matt Peterson.