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The Historicist

“When history is written as it ought to be written, it is the moderation and long patience of the masses at which men will wonder, not their ferocity.”

A bit of history of the term “intellectual”

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 →

Not just socialists, but revolutionaries

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.

The Democratic Party embodies the failures of electoralism

Why we shouldn't care about reforming or even replacing the democratic party.

Letter to Boulder Daily Camera: Meditations on American Antifascism

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 →

Review of Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism

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 →

Review of Zinn/Buckley debate

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 →

Quantitative and Qualitative…

Though I don't place much stock in the metaphysical "insights" made particularly by the Russian Marxists (such as the endless stream of nonsense that came from Trotsky on Dialectical Materialism), I do think there is some value in their vision... Continue Reading →

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