The Ghosts of Obama’s Victims: How Liberals’ Attacks on Cornel West Expose Their Political Bankruptcy


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(This article is also published in CounterPunch and Medium.) In her 1987 autobiography, Assata Shakur characterized liberalism as a politically and morally bankrupt ideology, writing: I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you […]

19 April 2015

Assata Shakur on the Political and Moral Bankruptcy of Liberalism


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“As far as I’m concerned, ‘liberal’ is the most meaningless word in the dictionary.” -Assata Shakur In chapter eight of her autobiography, revolutionary Assata Shakur characterizes liberalism as a politically and morally bankrupt ideology. I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every […]

3 October 2014

Rosy Retrospection: The Failure of Liberal Conceptions of History


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(30 July 2014) In many ways, the ultimate failure of liberal conceptions of history can be encapsulated in the phenomenon of “rosy retrospection”—a phenomenon in which past experiences are remembered in a much more positive light than appropriate for the circumstances in which they originally occurred, in which negative aspects are forgotten, in which memoria […]

30 July 2014