From Chapter 4 of "This Happened Here"
Thank you. I took the liberty to cheerfully quote you.
Just as you make a distinction between neo-fascism and neo-liberalism, you should make distinctions about the functioning of the "whole damn capitalist-imperialist system". A plague on all your houses is too abstract, especially when your alternative is a pie-in-the-sky call for socialist revolution devoid of any serious analysis of the limitations of existing agencies of revolutionary change. The foremost struggle going on in the world today is between the U.S. seeking to maintain and extend its world domination, at the cost of the unnecessary suffering and death of millions, and the Russian and Chinese led counter drive to a multipolar world. These are not ethically or socially equal equivalents.
Your writing style has many long sentences. I kinda get lost halfway way through them...sometimes.. Your point gets lost. Hope (for me, at least) your book is a better read.
Your 19 points on trumpinleft thinking; I disagree on some of them. Of course your prolific voice is one of many opinions out there. So many! Ever change your mind on an issue or are you trapped in your own echochamber.
Excellent critique of a part of the left. It should be extended to the "anti-imperialist" left's critique of Russia's defense against the US/NATO planned expansion to Ukraine with the genuine threat that posed to Russia's national security. This goes along with the intellectual bankruptcy involved in demonizing Putin as an explanation for the war in Ukraine. It's a shame that even the paperback version of your book is so expensive, with the inevitable result that it will limit sales.
Well Paul, I bought your latest book. Arrived today. Hope it does a better job than this article in explaining how some lefties thinkers gave false arguments in defense of Trump