Booknotes: Revolution in the air…socialism never failed because noone defined anything that could be put into practice…
July 22nd, 2018
Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che
July 21, 2018
We can comment at length over a series of posts, but it is useful to record a first impression of this book, or rather the history of the left it describes. Continue reading Socialist abstraction in a void
Of the myriad disturbing reports that Donald Trump’s presidency has generated over the past 22 months, from its woeful recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria to its sadistic child separation policy, few were as viscerally upsetting as The Washington Post’s findings from September of this year. According to a new environmental impact statement, administration officials privately acknowledge that we are on course for a cataclysmic temperature increase of 7 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. What’s worse, the White House appears entirely resigned to the planet’s fate, even opening up the Arctic for offshore drilling.
Source: Noam Chomsky: Trump and His Enablers Are ‘Criminally Insane’
Given his erratic behavior, from daily Twitter eruptions to upping his tally of lies by the hour, it’s hard to think of Donald Trump as a man with a plan. But in at least one area — reshaping the economy to serve the needs of the military-industrial complex — he’s (gasp!) a socialist in the making.
Source: Pentagon Socialism Militarizing the Economy in the Name of Defense | Portside
Not Paul Nelson, if you go by his account of the discussion between Weinstein, the biology prof driven by “woke” students from Evergreen State University and iconic Darwinist Richard Dawkins:I witnessed something last week that I never thought I’d see. Richard Dawkins, pressed to affirm the explan
Source: Who knew that Bret Weinstein would be a bigger Darwinist than Richard Dawkins? | Uncommon Descent
Although dairy pastoralism once made Mongolian steppe herders successful enough to conquer most of Asia and Europe, the origins of this way of life on the East Asian steppe are still unclear. Now an international team of researchers has uncovered evidence that dairying arrived in Mongolia as early as 1300 BC through a process of cultural transmission rather than population replacement or migration.
Source: Oldest evidence of dairying on the East Asian Steppe: Dairying of cattle, sheep, and goats was established in northern Mongolia by 1300 BC — ScienceDaily