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Buy Thee Faction's new LP: Reading Writing Revolution

It’s the middle of an election. You’re desperate for a CD full of Socialist RnB to remind you that politics can be better than this. At the same time, you need morale-boosting tunes to motivate you to kick out the Tories. 136 more words

Thee Faction

Radical new me: in defence of political radicalism.

“The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.” – Christopher Hitchens… 1,706 more words


Evaluating Cameronism: was it Talebian or Thalerian?

On Thursday Miliband criticized Cameron for his failure to foresee or do anything about the collapse of the Libyan state. Cameron’s reaction was:

I’ve learnt as prime minister that it is so important in a dangerous and uncertain world that you show clarity, consistency and strength on these foreign policy issues. 

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General Politics

Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle': It's not just about why being a vegetarian was a good idea in the early 1900s

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is a book that (in my experience) students dread to see on the required reading list. I, on the other hand, always felt a little guilty as a literature major for not having read it and recently decided to relieve my guilt. 719 more words


Economics, and the Best Economic System

So many curse the idea of ‘socialism’, but have no idea of what that means.
Look at the history of the Great Depression; it was caused by unrestrained capitalism, and only socialism was beginning to reverse the economic disaster. 299 more words


Talon's point of the Day - April 26th, 2015 Pandora's Broken Box

Now that we have not only peeked inside Pandora’s box (or jar to be mythologically accurate), but actually smashed it with society’s sledge, I ask this question: Are we really a more civil and enlightened people? 30 more words

Point Of The Day

Capitalism v. Collectivism

            “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

                                                            –  Winston Churchill… 1,021 more words