Tag Archives: political realignment

The Future: More Alienation or New Self-Defeat and Disappointment

No political paradigm lasts forever (the lifespan seems to be 40 years give or take a little) and Neoliberalism has worn out its welcome. Looking at elections in the US and Europe the trend is pretty clear. Voters are sick … Continue reading

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Democrats Make A Bold Stand For Neoliberalism

Phillip Mirowski says that one of the tactics of neoliberalism is to ‘flood the zone’ with policy proposals so that any solution to a particular problem chosen by the left or right is liable to have its origins in neoliberal … Continue reading

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Everybody Look What’s Going Down…

This quote jumped out at me: “This is not an issue of freedom of speech. We think it is necessary to allow a diverse range of perspectives to be voiced at Middlebury,” the alumni wrote. “However, in this case we … Continue reading

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What Trump Offers Conservatives

In light of the current Milo contretemps I decided to finally get around to a sequel to this post. There I pointed out what Trump gives progressives (short answer – a reason to live and escape from responsibility). The answer … Continue reading

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Changing the Conversation = Winning

This is very wrong. Even if judges strike down all of Trump’s immigration orders then he’s still won because he’s changed the conversation. The idea that the US must take in large numbers of immigrants and/or refugees is now dead. … Continue reading

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Calling President Pence

What’s interesting here is that many who hate Trump would probably prefer Pence though in a lot of ways he’s far worse. What the most strident Trumpophobes sense is that while Pence is terrible, he’s terrible in a familiar way. … Continue reading

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Department of Still-Not-Getting-It

Many people still don’t understand why Donald Trump is now the President of the and what that’s probably going to mean. The single biggest takeaway from 2016 is that the political spectrum (in the US and Europe) is realigning. Right … Continue reading

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