Nietzsche’s critique of modernity has fascinated thinkers on the Right and Left — but in its essence, it belongs to the Right. The Left must advance an alternative modernity.
Libertarians aren't pleased with Corey Robin's new work on Nietzsche and the Austrian school. Here's his lengthy rebuttal.
An upsurge in business activism joined with libertarians and conservatives to usher in neoliberalism's dominance by the 1980s election of Ronald Reagan. A key piece of that dominance: Ayn Rand’s philosophy of optimistic cruelty, nearly perfect in its immorality.
History shows that when working-class strength threatens the status quo, even moderate conservatives won’t balk at making common cause with fascists.
Last night, Jordan Peterson spouted nonsense about Marxism. And Slavoj Žižek reminded us of how deep into liberal pessimism he's fallen.
Critics of populism lament the rise of “emotion-driven” politics. But instead of asking why politics has become so “irrational,” we should ask why people are so angry in the first place.
Don’t cry in your champagne. Here’s the best of Jacobin from a remarkable year.
Contemporary liberals are temperamentally conservative — and what they want to conserve is a morally bankrupt political order.
For the young Max Eastman, socialism meant open inquiry, cultural experimentation — and above all, freedom.
Steven Pinker's technocratic liberalism has nothing to do with the radical spirit of the Enlightenment.
Chapo Trap House’s Matt Christman on pulling angry young men away from the alt right, consumption choices as politics, the grotesqueries of American life, and his commitment to “optimism of the will and all that shit.”
Domenico Losurdo was an acute critic of liberal hypocrisy and double standards in history writing.
The best of Marx is full of life, full of joy — and above all, deeply human.
Jordan Peterson's thought is filled with pseudo-science, bad pop psychology, and deep irrationalism. In other words, he’s full of shit.
Burke, Hayek... Trump? Yes, The Donald fits well within the right-wing tradition.
If we ignore Blanqui’s influence on Marx, we miss important ideas about the role of theory and practice in revolutionary politics. A reply to William Roberts.