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Entries from February 2018

Our perspective fits on the back of an envelope

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2018/02/28/world-history-freedom-in-the-state-and-freedom-from-the-state/ Let us restate our simplified model/chronicle of world history: the whole thing can be written on the back of an envelope. World history can be taken empirically as a chronicle. It gives a hint of a set of measured eras of mysterious provenance: greater and proximate antiquity and the rise of the modern Capitalism […]

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How Modern Art Serves the Rich | The New Republic

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: How Modern Art Serves the Rich | The New Republic

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World history, freedom in the state and freedom from the state

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

The legacy of marxism contains a rich load of potential tools but is marred by the confusions of theory that beset marx (and engels) and rendered their work overall a contradictory package in practice. Instead of historical materialism and/or dialectical materialism we have suggested a simple historical outline with modernity a sort of epochal transition […]

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How can the left reach a new historical vision?

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Last and first socialists…: how can the left reach a new historical vision? December 8th, 2017 · Last and First Men In many ways the dated ‘ideology’ of marxism is itself an obstacle on the way to a newly receptive public, poised at the threshold of a new era of socialism, maybe. Our Last and […]

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Design in history…histomat versus the eonic perspective…

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

histomat and design R48G: quick costume change for marxist historicism December 8th, 2017 · Our previous post on the issue of design in history suggests that the marxist ‘design’ argument is too limited, and fallacious. We have recommended a version of the eonic model as a replacement.

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Can a new left arise from a botched legacy?

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

The left needs to both embrace and liberate itself from the marxist domination of thought has lead to so many failures. As noted yesterday two great opportunities were botched, the era of Lenin and Gorbachev, among others: the confusion arises from the inability to think correctly about history and economics: marx/engels should be taken historically […]

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Pinker posts here…

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

We have commented on pinker’s new book here several times… http://darwiniana.com/?s=pinker+enlightenment+now

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Gray is even more confused than Pinker//Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon for rattled liberals

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Getting straight on Nietzsche and his proto-fascism is very difficult in the era of Walter Kauffman’s construct. Consider: Nietzsche: Godfather of Faascism…. Searching for some intellectual authority for this wild diatribe, Pinker cites Bertrand Russell’s History of Western Philosophy,

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Toward a vegan left?

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: 3 Powerful Reasons Why We Should All Stop Eating Pigs Right Now | Alternet

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The Tech Moguls Driving Mass Layoffs in the Economy Want Universal Basic Income as a Cure—Should Progressives Be Cheering? | Alternet

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: The Tech Moguls Driving Mass Layoffs in the Economy Want Universal Basic Income as a Cure—Should Progressives Be Cheering? | Alternet

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Polluting Paradise | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Polluting Paradise | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

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Climate & Extreme Weather News #96 (February 20th-23rd 2018)

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

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North Pole Surges Above Freezing in the Dead of Winter, Stunning Scientists

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: North Pole Surges Above Freezing in the Dead of Winter, Stunning Scientists

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My conclusion (so far) on the suggested infinite past, beginningless physical world

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: My conclusion (so far) on the suggested infinite past, beginningless physical world: not plausible, likely not possible, here’s why | Uncommon Descent

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Finch Varieties in New Guinea Undercut Iconic Galápagos Finch Story | Evolution News

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Finch Varieties in New Guinea Undercut Iconic Galápagos Finch Story | Evolution News

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Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds: Investment in greater storage, transmission capabilities needed — ScienceDaily

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds: Investment in greater storage, transmission capabilities needed — ScienceDaily

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Disordering the World: the Rise of Neo-Liberalism

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Disordering the World: the Rise of Neo-Liberalism

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[Marxism] Fwd: Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon for rattled liberals

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon for rattled liberals

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Right-Wing Supreme Court Majority Decrees Refugee Asylum Seekers Can Be Jailed Indefinitely Without Bail Hearing | Alternet

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Right-Wing Supreme Court Majority Decrees Refugee Asylum Seekers Can Be Jailed Indefinitely Without Bail Hearing | Alternet

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As Automation Concerns Grow, Support for Universal Basic Income Soars

February 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: As Automation Concerns Grow, Support for Universal Basic Income Soars

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from last year, do we remember?…//When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans?

February 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans? http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43387-in-the-face-of-climate-crisis-let-s-make-2018-a-year-for-realism

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Democratic Socialists of America Get Membership Boost Thanks to NRA Smack Talk

February 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Democratic Socialists of America Get Membership Boost Thanks to NRA Smack Talk

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The marxist muddle and its ‘end of history’ nemesis

February 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Our discussion of our DMNC in the previous post on gorbachev is a reminder that the left has the wrong approach to its own subject: the question of communism and postcapitalism can be simpler than we think and simply bypass the whole ‘end of history’ muddle that feeds off the muddle of marx/engels… R48G: the […]

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Gorbachev’s lost opportunity…and Lenin’s?

February 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Marxist confusion has cost the left the ball game, so far. We can only shake our heads at the way that confusion over marxism and its theories blinded both Lenin and Gorbachev at key points:

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