Dead Wild Roses: Inverted Totalitarianism – Sheldon Wolin

Take a look at what’s going on, look at the article.   Should we be worried?  You tell me.   “Resisting the monopolies on left theory by Marxism and on democratic theory by liberalism, Wolin developed a distinctive—even distinctively American—analysis of the political present and of radical democratic possibilities. He was especially prescient in theorizing the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Quote of the Day – Sheldon S. Wolin

   Currently reading Democracy Incorporated by Sheldon Wolin.  He speaks of totalitarianism in a different form as opposed to that described by Hannah Arendt, but of what he terms inverted totalitarianism in which the state is hollowed out to serve corporate interests rather than those of the public.  Thus quote originates from chapter 4 in ...

Dead Wild Roses: Inverted Totalitarianism – Chilling then, living it now.

Reposting because it is important.  Thanks to The Nation for hosting Sheldon Wolin’s article. “The war on Iraq has so monopolized public attention as to obscure the regime change taking place in the Homeland. We may have invaded Iraq to bring in democracy and bring down a totalitarian regime, but in the process our own ...

The Disaffected Lib: Waging Class War is One Thing, Winning It Before the Other Side Knows About It is Everything

Bad news for working class America, white and blue collar – the class war they never really understood had been waged against them for the past three decades is over and they lost. A team of researchers from the U.S. government and Brookings Institute pored over 350,000 tax returns from 1987 to 2009 has led ...