Benjamin Studebaker on the Peterson-Zizek “Debate”

Benjamin Studebaker is an American who teaches politics at the University of Cambridge. We’ve followed his blog since his epic piece on how Bernie Sanders might have won the 2016 Presidential election, published about 3 years ago. We often disagree with his point of view, but his remarks are usually well-researched and worth thinking about. … Continue reading Benjamin Studebaker on the Peterson-Zizek “Debate”

Crisis of Capitalism 6: The US Working Class Loses Its Exceptional Status

In the years following World War II, the working class in the United States enjoyed exceptional prosperity. Wages rose, union membership reached historic levels, many families were able to buy homes, send their kids to college, purchase fancy new vehicles, and so forth. Income inequality was lower than at any time in US history. There … Continue reading Crisis of Capitalism 6: The US Working Class Loses Its Exceptional Status

Silent Sam: Gone But Not Disavowed

“Silent Sam,” the statue of a Confederate soldier that stood on the Chapel Hill campus for decades, was removed after anti-racism activists pulled it down in August of 2018. Now, the pedestal on which it stood is gone, too. In taking this step, which we welcome, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt cited security concerns. Folt … Continue reading Silent Sam: Gone But Not Disavowed