Here's an interesting bit of history... Ever wonder where the term "intellectual," as a descriptor for a person, came from? At the turn of the 20th century, there was an enormous scandal in France called the Dreyfus Affair, where the... Continue Reading →
This is a call, not for donations, not for mere donations or sign-holding liberals, but to engage with revolution as a fundamental value of our lives.
Why we shouldn't care about reforming or even replacing the democratic party.
This letter to the editor that I co-wrote with a comrade was submitted to the Boulder Daily Camera. However, it was not published. I'm publishing it here, with a slight expansion in the second to last paragraph. EDIT: It has... Continue Reading →
Reflective self-criticism is, I would argue, an important value and practice to anyone ascribing to intellectual honesty. Confronting the most powerful criticisms of your own position available is the way to test the strength of your own beliefs. This, at... Continue Reading →
In 1971 Boston University Historian and author of “The People’s History of the United States,” Howard Zinn, debated prominent Conservative intellectual William F. Buckley, founder of the National Review. The debate topic was “Reform or Revolution?” Zinn got the opening... Continue Reading →