The Day the Fascist Snowflakes Came to Cancel a Black Lady and a Brown Dude

It began, strangely enough, a noted leftist journalist, who once used to be widely admired. He singled out two minorities — Imani Gandy, a well-known Twitter personality, and, well me. Imani made a joke: “Petition to put white cis dudes on a barge and float them out to sea.” I…


Britain is Imploding as a Modern Society. Only Nobody’s Allowed to Admit It.

See that pic above? Take a guess about what it is. In fact, it’s so bizarre and ludicrous that I’ll give you three.

Have you heard of Potemkin villages? They were villages the Soviets would construct — fake ones — when Party Chiefs came around. They were all front, artifice…


The World’s Next Big Problem Is That We’re Too Depressed and Traumatized to Fix All the Others

Am I the only that’s noticed how incapable we seem of grappling with — or even being much interested in — our great and grave problems: climate change, stagnation, inequality, social degeneration? Let me ask that question another way. Has it struck you recently that a world beset by epic…


Good Faith, Bad Faith, and the Difficult Job of Fixing a Failed State

Did you catch Joe Biden’s Town Hall the other day? We did. We watched intently. How do you manage a struggling Presidency? In a failing state? Beset by everything from fascism to fanaticism to theocracy?

I remarked: “I like Joe. He seems like a nice dude. A good guy.” And…


What the Collapse of America and Britain Teaches Us About the Future of Political Economy

Right about now, we’re entering an age of apocalypse. Everything from climate change to mass extinction to resurgent fascism is bearing down on us, like a tsunami of catastrophe. And that has everything to do with one of the greatest failures in history: the failure of liberal democracy. …


Why the Democrats Aren’t Doing Nearly Enough to Fix a Failing State From Another Crippling Wave of Fascism

Right about now, you’re probably one of millions watching a depressingly familiar spectacle play out. America is a badly broken country with an abysmal quality of life wracked by everything from extremism to fascism to despair. Its once-famous middle class is now an impoverished underclass, reacting to its powerlessness with…


We’re on the Cusp of One of the Greatest Inflationary Periods in History. It’s Only Just Begun, and It’s Going to Get a Whole Lot Worse

Right about now, an old, old demon’s starting to possess the economy: inflation. The prices of everything under the sun are skyrocketing. In my other life, I’m a musician — and I’m working with a singer who has an amazing voice. Too bad, though — microphones, amplifiers, furniture, computers —…


How Violence is the Force that Makes American Life So Dystopian

I woke up to a horrific headline today: a man in Philadelphia raped a woman on public transport last week after she rejected his advances. The attack went on for 8 minutes — but the train wasn’t empty. There were multiple bystanders. And yet, for 8 minutes, no one stopped…


The Republicans Didn’t Have to Lift a Finger — The Democrats are Imploding From Within

I need to tell you something that a lot of you aren’t going to want to hear. Especially die-hard liberals, whose relationship with the Democrats has become uncritical, unalloyed, and unhealthy.

Joe Biden’s Presidency is dying. Yes, really. Let me make my case. Because the question is: who killed it?


Too Many Americans Will Be Shocked to Discover They’re Not Capitalists — And That Delusion is Why America Failed as a Society

I’ve heard Joe Biden say something remarkable — something which the average American earnestly, foolishly believes about themselves, too — over and over again, recently. It’s a new talking point of his. It goes like this. “I’m a capitalist!”

Joe Biden is a lot of things. He’s a man, a…

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