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Krystal: So, it’s time again for the moment when we reveal the official list of Rising winners and losers. [chuckles] Saagar: That’s right but this time we also have Kyle & Corin on the show as an unofficial “post-Socratic” panel to weigh in on our weekly selection. But to start... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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Those who make revolution halfway only dig their own graves. – Saint Just By all accounts communism is expensive. First, there is the cost in human lives. Insurrections do not happen without resistance by the powers that be. When the Bolsheviks led the Soviets to power during the Russian Revolution,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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Donald Trump was recently required to take a cognitive assessment test.1 Despite its difficulty, he claims that passing the test more than amply demonstrates his ability to lead the country. On other kinds of intelligence tests, like the benefit of wearing a mask to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, Trump... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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People who have authentic concern for the public interest have been bewildered lately by the extent to which Donald Trump is fumbling his chance at beating Joe Biden. Trump could easily be using the same strategy that he used to beat Hillary Clinton, making populist promises regarding people’s economic worries... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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I wept when I learned that Csaba Polony had died of cancer. Csaba was the editor of the journal Left Curve, an independent publication that was less concerned with academic fads and accreditation than with left culture and ideas. Left Curve had published an essay on mine on Pier Paolo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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with no apologies to martha rosler and josh neufeld. click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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There is nothing like punching above your weight to get people to notice you or maybe even take you seriously. When Nathan Robinson’s Current Affairs published an article that stupidly slandered Slavoj Žižek, Robinson’s claim to be an advocate for socialism seemed to have been qualified by his desire to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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The crisis of the American left after the close of the Bernie 2020 campaign has led to the re-emergence of woke culture wars and identity politics as the means through which the struggle is to move forward in the midst of a bogus election contest between two factions of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
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The recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests against the police murder of George Floyd has led to a concurrent phenomenon of iconoclasm. The removal of statues and other symbols of the Confederacy or of historical figures like Christopher Columbus and Thomas Jefferson, who are associated with genocide and slavery,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS