Why do things look grim for liberal democracy these days? How can our traditional democratic values fight back? Can we get together on any unimpeachable authority?
Ever since the first nation-states, there has been geopolitics, today competition between “great powers” is complicated by the multinational aspects of capital, confronting new nationalism.
Why do we all consider ourselves to be part of the “middle class”? Does inequality serve a psychic purpose for us? Yes, says author, as long as we live in a world that is ultimately a zero-sum game, and all sustainable economic models say that is exactly where we live.
As we know, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were not Americans. They were very European. While true that the bulk of America’s population (except slaves) came from Europe, our country was different. Flight from the class-centered societies of England, Germany, France was easier for American immigrants than staying in their home countries and fighting. ThatContinue reading “Class Struggle in America: Done or Never Started?”
Published October 26, 2019 in Warp & Woof Leftist or Liberal? Where Do You Fit? William Sundwick Modern liberalismgoes back a long way. Let’s start with John Locke in the 17thcentury. He came up with the idea that governments exist to serve the needs of the people. Obvious to us now, but directly opposed toContinue reading “Leftist or Liberal?”
Published July 15, 2019 in Warp & Woof What Does My Music Library Say About Me? A Rebuttal to the Personality Link William Sundwick Ever since I can remember, I’ve liked listening to music. My childhood was spent with a father who was a failed violinist in his youth. (He became an engineer.) But, whileContinue reading “What Does My Music Library Say About Me?”
Published April 11, 2018 in Warp & Woof Politics of Outrage Debating Policy and Ideology Is Only Fun for a Few William Sundwick The first principle of politics: it’s about gaining and wielding power. Practitioners of politics are interested mostly in dominance. They’re motivated by biology and genes. The second principle of politics: weContinue reading “Politics of Outrage”