MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR PURGED ACADEMICS IN TURKEY

{For those coming here looking for a reputable place to make a material contribution to supporting the victims of the repression in Turkey, who do not have time or interest in reading a blog piece about material aid for purged academics in Turkey (notwithstanding how fascinating my blog piece is!), the site of Academics for … More MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR PURGED ACADEMICS IN TURKEY

It Can Happen Here: The rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States

By David Kotz, On November 8 the rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States became a realistic possibility, if not now then in the coming years. Such regimes stress nationalist and patriotic themes, play upon and intensify fear of minority ethnicities and/or religions and/or other long-oppressed groups, promise to resolve festering economic … More It Can Happen Here: The rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States

General Propositions on Fascism and the Dominant Classes

First published in France in 1970, Nicos Poulantzas’ Fascism and Dictatorship was translated by Judith White for New Left Books (Verso) in 1974. In the introduction to the edition, the editors wrote:  The victory of fascism in Germany and Italy in the inter-war period was perhaps the greatest defeat ever suffered by the European working-class movement. The … More General Propositions on Fascism and the Dominant Classes

Gary Leupp on the Revival of the Working-Class Concept: Trump, Class Struggle and the (Somewhat Overstated) Specter of Fascism

By Gary Leupp, Crossed-posted from CounterPunch The polarization in the country following the Trump electoral victory is not what Karl Marx called the “class struggle.” But it reflects an underlying class struggle—what Marx called the  “uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight”—which is a real thing, surely, in this country and globally. This struggle between capitalists … More Gary Leupp on the Revival of the Working-Class Concept: Trump, Class Struggle and the (Somewhat Overstated) Specter of Fascism

Fascism in the Academy: Professors Being Watched

A new website is asking students and others to “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” The site, called Professor Watchlist, is not without precedent — predecessors include the now-defunct NoIndoctrination.org, which logged accounts of alleged bias in the classroom. There’s also David Horowitz’s … More Fascism in the Academy: Professors Being Watched