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.
"Nathan Leopold is not the only boy who has read Nietzsche."
When it comes to democracy, the United States often needs to be student rather than tutor.
Jordan Peterson's thought is filled with pseudo-science, bad pop psychology, and deep irrationalism. In other words, he’s full of shit.
When the great radical thinker Sheldon Wolin died this week, he left behind a singular approach to political theory.
The defenders of slavery rightly identified the ideological links between abolitionism and socialism.
Hegel was no reactionary, and he had a special sympathy for the French Revolution.
History shows that when working-class strength threatens the status quo, even moderate conservatives won’t balk at making common cause with fascists.
If there’s a lesson from Back to the Future Day, it’s that the future can’t save us.
Mark Lilla’s prosecution of radical thinkers in the name of intellectual seriousness can only lead to a flat and lifeless politics.
Walter Benjamin's Marxism owed much to his early engagement with anarchism and surrealism.
Zeev Sternhell was a historian of nationalism who demolished the myth of French “immunity” to fascism. His focus on the history of ideas allowed him to trace the genealogy of France’s home-grown far right — yet proved less able to understand the social forces that powered fascist movements across the continent.
The best of Marx is full of life, full of joy — and above all, deeply human.
Alt-right conspiracy theorists have embraced postmodern philosophy. The Left should return to the Enlightenment to oppose their irrational and hateful politics.
Domenico Losurdo was an acute critic of liberal hypocrisy and double standards in history writing.
On Lana Lokteff, the women of the alt-right, and the feminization of fascism.
For the young Max Eastman, socialism meant open inquiry, cultural experimentation — and above all, freedom.