New Book: Europe’s Fault Lines – Racism and the Rise of the Right

By Liz Fekete. From Verso: It is clear that the right is on the rise, but after Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the spike in popularity of extreme-right parties across Europe, the question on everyone’s minds is: how did this happen? An expansive investigation of the ways in which a newly configured right … More New Book: Europe’s Fault Lines – Racism and the Rise of the Right

Second Edition of The Reactionary Mind by Corey Robin: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump

From Oxford University Press: Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is “boring,” said the founding father of the American right. “Devoting your life to it,” as conservatives do, “is horrifying if only because it’s so repetitious. It’s like sex.” With this unlikely conversation began Robin’s decade-long foray into … More Second Edition of The Reactionary Mind by Corey Robin: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump

Euroland: Will the Netherlands Be the Next Domino To Fall?

By Servaas Storm, a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change. Originally published at the Institute for New Economic Thinking website The Dutch go the polls on March 15, a few weeks ahead of the French vote to choose … More Euroland: Will the Netherlands Be the Next Domino To Fall?

URPE Brooklyn Conference: Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Political Climate

St. Francis College, Brooklyn NY, April 8, 2017 The Conference will bring together the theoretical perspectives of radical political economics and the organizational experiences of those engaged in struggle on the many crucial issues confronting us today.   It will, we hope, contribute to the development of an agenda that can guide all of us … More URPE Brooklyn Conference: Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Political Climate

The Far Right’s New Offensive Against Academia

By Goldie Blumenstyk, George Ciccariello-­Maher, an associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University, says he was being satirical when on December 24 he posted on Twitter: “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” A scholar of revolutionary movements and a self-described social activist, Mr. Ciccariello-Maher is no stranger to Twitter furors. … More The Far Right’s New Offensive Against Academia