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Why the Left-Right Paradigm Fails

In political science, most students learn of the Left-Right paradigm, where “conservative” parties are generally placed right-of-center and “liberal” parties are placed left-of-center.  Left politics is generally associated with reform, whereas right politics is generally associated with the status-quo.  1,833 more words


Yellow Labour

Labour is in dire need of intellectual renewal. Neither Red, Blue or Purple provides what’s needed for the future – all have valid ideas that can be drawn upon, be they public ownership (Red), a better sense of community (Blue) or devolution (Purple), none have a comprehensive solution to the conceptual and practical collapse of Britain. 846 more words


The U.S. Left's Long-term Political Strategy

Despite color commentary, America has had a long flourishing of leftist political thought, and by leftist I mean anti-liberal leftist thinking (socialism, Marxism, post-modernism, etc.).  Agrarian socialism was probably the best example of American leftism prior to the twentieth century, and it even had remnant up until World War I and the transformation of the United States as a global industrial superpower.  1,713 more words


Why Conservatism Fails in America

American conservatives often lament on the effects of liberalism and liberal culture on a supposedly conservative heritage of the United States.  American conservatives are less reactionary, than they are revolutionary.  1,371 more words


The New Cultural Imperialism: America in Africa

There has always been a certain dissonance at play with America’s response to imperialism.  While the United States routinely criticized European power land grabs around the world during the 19th and 20th century, as long as Europe stayed out of the Western hemisphere, Americans did not meddle. 3,281 more words


Social Liberalism

The liberal response to its nineteenth and early twentieth century critics responded in evolutionary fashion, and in three major forms: social liberalism, social democratic liberalism, and neoliberalism (in that order too).  2,410 more words


On the Nature of Presidential Elections - In Response to A.L. Sundaresan Ji

The article below is in response to A.L. Sundaresan Ji, a politically-minded scholar and elder who recently commented on my previous article on the rise of social liberalism in the United States. 1,567 more words