Articles in Personages

The Tragedy of the Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski’s criticisms of environmental destruction and out-of-control technology were incisive. But, disdaining leftists and being unwilling to join with others in a social movement, he resorted to abhorrent terroristic methods that had no chance of solving any of the problems he perceived.

Introducing Murray Bookchin, the Extraordinary Originator of ‘Social Ecology’

Biographer Janet Biehl explains why the late thinker’s decentralized, anti-capitalist, ecological vision remains so important today.

Stalin Will Never Be Redeemable

Stalin was socialism’s worst enemy. History is easily forgotten, so nostalgia for the “Man of Steel” needs to be guarded against.

A Personal Reflection on Daniel Ellsberg

Vietnam War veteran and antiwar activist, scholar, and poet W.D. Ehrhart writes about what Daniel Ellsberg has meant to him.

She Kicked Ass

The late Barbara Ehrenreich was a model for leftist writers and thinkers, combining deep knowledge, scathing wit, and a righteous anger at injustice.

Taking White Supremacist Talking Points Mainstream

Popular conservative writer Douglas Murray is open about his ethnic chauvinism, and while he claims to offer common sense and reason, his work is riddled with errors and overflows with bigotry.

Everything Ben Shapiro Says Is Still Worthless

These are just feelings disguised as facts.

Humanity Does Not Need Bill Gates

On everything from climate change to global health, the billionaire tycoon is a study in shamelessness.

Surely We Can Do Better Than Elon Musk

Getting past the cult of Genius and the bleakness of capitalist futurism.

Stop Trying To Make Andrew Cuomo Happen

You don’t want him as president. You don’t really want him as governor either.

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