Posts tagged ‘USA’

Bookmarked “The Three Factions of the American Left” by Ross Barkan

Original post found at: https://rossbarkan.substack.com/p/the-three-factions-of-the-american

Found this analysis very interesting, although I don’t agree with all of it (e.g. conflating many different types of moderates as a singular “the moderate”, or how quickly it dismisses all sections of the Left that don’t participate in the Democratic Party – really it should’ve been called “The Three Factions of the American Democratic Party”). I thought its critique of the so-called “liberal left” and critical race theory was particularly astute.

Liked “Liberals Should Stop Trying to Save the GOP. Republicans Don’t Want to Be Saved.”

Original post found at: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/03/trumpism-liberals-republicans-party-affiliation/

tbh there is a very obvious thing that should be making liberals question their own conviction that the pre-Trump GOP was such a great and desirable thing to get back to. That is, the wars, obscene racism and violations of civil liberties of the George W. Bush era. Like… this is who you want to make a comeback?

Liked “How Korea Became a Forgotten War”

Original post found at: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/korea-forgotten-war-owen-miller-north-south/

During the Korean War, the United States inflicted unimaginable horrors on the Korean people. Yet today Americans know almost nothing about their government's role in war crimes and atrocities.

An interesting interview about how the Korean War has been largely forgotten in the West, despite being intensely destructive and never fully resolved.

Stray Thoughts on the Storming of the US Capitol

It seemed like it would be remiss of me to post today without mentioning the day’s biggest news: the storming of the US Capitol building by far-right extremists. Now I’m sure there are many people out there who are more informed, posting more insightful commentaries on the day’s events and all the years of developments that have been building up to this moment. So please …

Read more…

photo of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.