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Standalone interesting political articles thread

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by J Ed, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    Thought it might be good to have a thread for when you read and want to share an article about politics but it doesn't really go anywhere or doesn't justify starting its own thread.

    Thought this was interesting.

    Nationalize the Pubs
     
  2. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Thing is, as wonderful as leather seating, pub food and a better choice of games are, there were downsides to that era of government meddling that are still unfortunately present when they have absolutely no need to be.

    For example, I rarely if ever drink spirits in pubs. Why? Because you get absolutely fucking ripped off. For three pounds or more you get this tiny little dribble of fluid that could barely lubricate a teetotal rat.

    Whereas in Spain, they actually fill your glass up.
     
  3. camouflage

    camouflage orders from above

    Yup, pint of rum please bar-worker, and be quick about it.
     
  4. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt & dyslexic cnut.

    It was, thanks for posting it. :thumbs:
     
  5. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

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  6. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    The Soviet Hippies

     
  7. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    The Making of an American Nazi

    Fascinating story, much in it is personal to the individual but it is interesting just how much overlap there is with many on the far-right and indeed Islamist terrorism - history of abusive misogyny, online radicalisation, drug-taking and alienation.
     
  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

  9. MightyTibberton

    MightyTibberton Well-Known Member

    Yoiks! Interesting and sobering read, thank you for sharing. I've seen the "lost boys" theory referenced elsewhere in regards to young mass killers (both ISIS recruits and mass shooters). I buy it. I can't recall anything much in the way of ideas to stop these young people from going down that path - other than saying they should go to college, get a job, get married, have kids...

    Sometimes the internet terrifies me.
     
  10. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

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  11. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017/11/progressive-neoliberalism-trump-beyond/

     
  12. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper It's a complicated world innit.

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  13. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

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  14. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper It's a complicated world innit.

  15. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    How Obama Destroyed Black Wealth

    Well worth a read, might be some clues in here about depressed black turnout in 2016.
     
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  16. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    paywalled here. You're supposed to get some free articles per month apparently but I never do with the FT
     
  18. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    I would paste it, which is what I should have done to start with, but I have hit my limit as well.
     
  19. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    Marco D'Eramo: Geographies of Ignorance. New Left Review 108, November-December 2017.

     
  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    One for the brexit thread. We could even do a map of the most ignorant places in the country.
     
  21. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    Yes, there is something very uncomfortable about the way in which he describes the upper-middle-class experience which requires far more disposable income than most have as somehow a universal one, clearly not many sixteen year olds have visited four continents. Still, I thought the article was interesting, he is describing a very real phenomenon and it seems plausible enough to me that the sort of process he is describing must have a huge effect on identity formation for liberals who find it so easy to dismiss the majority of people who they share a country with.

    As far as a map of the most ignorant places in the country, according to this maybe we should be starting with places like Cambridge and Brighton?
     
  22. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Bristol and london too. Btw d'ermao write that great piece on populism for the NLR. He also did a scorching review of the liberal's fav on populism - Jan-Werner Müller - book on the same. Behind a paywall but i've put it here. Both deserving of being on this thread.
     
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  23. camouflage

    camouflage orders from above

  24. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    The Tropical Trump: what the rise of Jair Bolsonaro means for Brazil

     
  25. yield

    yield zero

    The Man from Red Vienna by Robert Kuttner. 21/12/17
    Review of Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left by Gareth Dale
     
  26. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

  27. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

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  28. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

    A good article on the life and work of Murray Rothbard, one of the nasty pieces of work who have helped shape our world as it is now:

    https://thebaffler.com/latest/the-forgotten-man-ganz

    (I don't think the piece mentioned that Rothbard believed it should be legal for parents to sell their children, for money)
     
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  29. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

  30. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    after seeing yet another Gary Oldman as Churchill advert (really, Gary Oldman? is he inna fat suit?) I read this

    The Real Winston Churchill
     
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