Author: MaxSpeak

"So I am a public agent and don't know who I work for, get my instructions from street signs, newspapers and pieces of conversations I snap out of the air the way a vulture will tear entrails from other mouths." -- William S. Burroughs, The Soft Machine
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Kumbaya

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On June 21, 2016
If my Bernie bona fides have been established, I’d like to turn to the priority of defeating the Republican presidential candidate. Actually, “defeat” does not do justice to my hopes. More like, we need to break them on the wheel. We need to drive them before us, and hear the lamentations of their women. Or […]

Wonkitude

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On June 21, 2016

In different ways and places, I’ve been doing policy analysis since 1984. I’ve invented a few things that received favorable notice, but it’s hard to prove the value of such arcane accomplishme

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Perhaps the most ample source of attacks on Sanders from what I’d call the further left, which will include many ex-friends in the weeks to come, concerns Imperialism. Sanders has voted for defense budgets and endorsed some U.S. imperial adventures in the past. He was reticent about Israel’s brutal oppression of its Arab citizens, as […]

Morning coffee break

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On June 21, 2016

Whatever my deficiencies, I’ve never been reluctant to engage with commenters. Here are a few responses to what I’ve seen so far. I am not going to engage with silly paraphrases that misre

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#BernieSoBlack

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On June 21, 2016
Disputes over the political priorities of race and class, or race versus class, have been at the core of U.S. left politics for centuries. The standard left position has always been that they are tightly related, and you can’t address one without the other. Anybody who suggests there is some left in the U.S. that […]

What’s Left

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On June 21, 2016

Among other services, Senator Bernie Sanders has freed up some banned political terminology. Suddenly we can talk about socialism and the ruling class. Can Karl Marx be far behind? Considering the var

¡Sandernista!

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On June 21, 2016

Greetings. I’m here thanks to the good sportsmanship of Professor Lemieux, plus dumb luck. Last August I watched a press conference given by Donald Trump. He totally wiped the floor with the ass

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