Review: ‘In the Shadow of the Cold War’ by Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch’s highly accessible monograph “In the Shadow of the Cold War: American Foreign Policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump” is lucidly written and extensively well-researched. Anyone looking for a basic overview of contemporary American foreign policy could do far worse than reading this book. I picked up Lynch’s work expecting to vehemently […]

Review: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

The most telling thing about this book is its reception. The fact that J.D. Vance is now hailed as America’s “class whisperer” and is a paid contributor to CNN speaks volumes about how class is virtually absent from American political discourse. Only in a political vacuum such as this could a book as superficial as […]

Commonalities in Marxism and Conservatism

People often remark that I am surprisingly conservative. Surprising at least, for someone who identifies as a socialist. Let this be my confession: I am deeply sympathetic to elements of conservative philosophy. And yet conservatism in practice appears deranged, not least due to its adherents. What explains this apparent contradiction? Contemporary Western political parties have […]

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