Nationalism and all other forms of traditionalism have always been “post-truth”. One might think that this is an odd statement, since reactionary movements are so often characterized by a kind of absolutism. Liberals and leftists have always been the ones who are accused of vacuous relativism.
It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for the annual Sage Grouse mating season. Pic related. Uh, also, it’s Media Coordinator Update time. Commentary Logan Glitterbomb held down the commentary fort during the past two weeks with her article, “Terrorist is the New Green.” Past that, it’s been kind of quiet ’round these parts.
Jacob G. Hornberger discusses why the CIA and U.S. national security state are at the root of the crisis on the Korean peninsula. Mitchell Plitnick discusses Bibi’s settlement scam. JP Sottile discusses Islam and critiques of it. Doug Bandow discusses the potential for further intervention in Syria under Trump. And more!
Speaking at the American Heart Association on April 19th, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled anti-smoking policies going “up against a multi-billion-dollar industry.” This might seem an adversarial showdown between public advocacy and entrenched power straight out of a Hollywood movie — say, “Erin Brockovich” or “Spotlight.”
Generally, people on the ‘right’ of the political spectrum are more vocally against abortion. If they do agree with it, it’s usually only in some limited capacity (such as when an unplanned pregnancy is the result of rape or incest). On the other hand, the political left tends to be far more vocally supportive.
Bitter Harvest. Directed by George Mendeluk (Devil’s Harvest Production, 2017). Running time: 103 minutes. Bitter Harvest is a recently released wartime romance, set during the state-induced Ukrainian famine of 1932-33: otherwise known as the Holodomor. Directed, written, and funded by members of the Ukrainian diaspora, it was filmed on location in Ukraine during the Euromaidan protests.
There’s been a lot of talk about Deleuze and Guattari around both academic and activist scenes for quite some time. Sometimes they are objects of unfounded derision (decried as “holy fools” by traditionalist socialists like Richard Barbrook), and other times they are the beneficiaries of overtly non-critical praise.