The Anti-Semitic Style in Capitalist Politics

There’s been a good deal of sharp and insightful academic work on conspiracy thinking in recent years, but little if any of it has closely examined the elective affinity between the formal features of conspiracy rhetoric and anti-Semitism. Conspiracy theories are not only popular forms of “cognitive mapping” isomorphic with—and thus difficult to distinguish from—genuine […]

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Since the latest UN climate report, some friends and acquaintances have been saying (repeating, actually) that“>only a revolution can save us. This strikes me a not just wrongheaded, but dangerously so.   By “revolution,” these people generally mean something like seizing direct collective control of the means of production—of necessity on a global scale. […]