Lord Acton vs. the ‘New Socialists’ on Freedom

Corey Robin, professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, wrote an interesting and troubling piece last week in the New York Times titled, “The New Socialists: Why the pitch from Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders resonates in 2018.” It is part chronicle of the recent rise of self-identified socialist politicians in the United States and part meditation on what people in 2018 mean when they talk about socialism. Continue Reading...

Democrats are now more positive about socialism than capitalism

The News: According to a new Gallup survey, a majority of Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than of capitalism. The Background: Since 2010 Gallup has asked Democrats and Republicans whether they have a positive or negative image of small business, entrepreneurs, free enterprise, capitalism, big business, the federal government, and socialism. Continue Reading...

We are all New Deal socialists now

President Trump is known for public unveiling his inner thoughts on Twitter. But one of the most revealing comments he’s ever made came recently in a private discussion with lawmakers about trade policy. Continue Reading...

Oportunismo socialista conforma gobierno en España

Últimamente me he dado a la tarea de escribir algunos artículos sobre el socialismo en Latinoamérica. Ahora es el momento de cruzar el mediterráneo y llegar a España, digamos que si de socialismo se trata La Madre Patria, como algunos la llaman, tiene mucha tela que cortar. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about Democratic Socialism

While many left-leaning American politicians tend to avoid the labels “liberal” or “progressive,” two popular Democrats—Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—proudly self-identify as a “democratic socialists.” Here’s what you should know about democratic socialism. Continue Reading...

How can a Catholic be a socialist?

In a Turing Test, a computer tries to pass for human in a natural language conversation. During the test a human judge engages in the conversation but doesn’t know if it’s with a human or a machine emulating human responses. Continue Reading...

North Korea and the Trump-Kim summit: Don’t ignore human rights

The changes in U.S.-North Korean relations over the past year have been drastic enough to give any casual observer whiplash: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have gone from openly exchanging threats of nuclear war to agreeing to the first ever meeting between a North Korean head of state and a sitting U.S. Continue Reading...

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