As I was writing A Lodging of Wayfaring Men, I felt an overwhelming need to put everything I had into the book. (That's the way you feel when you're very serious about such things and you're not sure you'll ever write another book like it.) S
"Troubling" 'dystopian visions' course called "political ideology" in disguise
"Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience…
"You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don't think it's worth a damn. Churchill is right.
Health care, taxes, education, foreign policy – everything needs to be reformed, and fast. The situation with Congress, however, is impossible. Every Democrat is dedicated to opposing anything put forward by the Republican majority.
When the system is rigged, "democracy" is just another public-relations screen to mask the unsavory reality of Oligarchy.
Wrong Kind of Populism? Who Really Won?
Our Freedoms Have become Casualties in an All-Out War on the American People
From the beginning, there have been several things that have bothered me about Donald Trump. Perhaps my biggest concerns have always been how genuine Trump is and, if he is genuine, how much he truly understands about "the swamp" he promised to d
One Week in the Life of the American Kleptocracy
There are many types of mixed drinks, dirty martinis being one of them. I love dirty martinis, but I don't want them to be the only drink out there! Without trying all the other cocktails, how could I possibly know if dirty martinis are the best?
In 2016, a group of students on the UC Berkeley campus physically blocked other students from passing through the iconic Sather Gate, barring the path to anyone not considered to be part of a minority class.
The principle of nationality does not represent the liberal solution of the international problem.
Otto von Bismarck famously described politics as "the art of the possible, the attainable." People who like politics love this sentiment. It suggests workable pragmatism rather than impractical principles, compromise over conviction, action rathe
The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis t