The Fake Reality of Luscious Green Apples

We are in the midst of a whole series of manufactured hysterias: the #MeToo sex hysteria, RussiaGate, Russian trolls, fake news. These are playing simultaneously, like movies at a multiplex theater, and we all have free tickets to every one of them. The great revolutionary journalist Andre Vltchek […]

Wonders of Capitalism – Homeless Schoolchildren

This comment in a recent article on Detroit schools leaped out at me: Last month, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) school superintendent Nikolai Vitti noted that at least 10 percent of Detroit students are homeless—putting Detroit on par with New York City. Of the nation’s 1.3 million […]

USA – Land of Hysteria and Harassment

The cultural climate in the US has become so foul, so crazy, so brutal, as to be almost unendurable. For example, we are currently in the midst of a fanatical hysteria about sexual misconduct. As David North of the World Socialist Web Site describes it: America is passing […]

Sex Harassment – How Common?

Sex Hysteria 2017. In the midst of the ongoing frenzy about sexual harassment, during which large numbers of prominent men have been accused and summarily fired and banished from employment, it might be useful and clarifying to touch the ground and look at actual facts. From the frightening […]

Death of the Left

Paul Craig Roberts, himself no leftist, nevertheless recognizes the necessity of a vibrant left as a countervailing power; otherwise, capitalism runs amok and destroys everything. But the left has been destroyed by identity politics. Here is how Roberts puts it: Karl Marx said: “Workers of the world unite; […]

Liberals – Shills for the Ruling Class

Chris Hedges, in The Death of the Liberal Class, argues that Democratic Party liberalism has always functioned to divert energy away from real social change into pseudo-reforms that don’t really threaten ruling class power. Here is how it works. Liberals and Democrats are given a seat at the […]

Soviet Atom Spies – Heroes of Peace

Soviet atom spies as heroes—there’s something you don’t hear every day, but in this wonderfully brave article Dave Lindorff argues just that. Two young communists, Theodore Hall and Klaus Fuchs, working as physicists on the Manhattan Project that developed the atom bomb, provided crucial information to the Soviet […]