I'm Polish-born but as American as apple-pie. I've seen a great many changes since I first set foot in this land in 1961 - many of them, I'm afraid, not for the better. Thanks to the Internet era and the "blogging" phenomenon, we can address the issues that ail us, establish new means of communication, form new alliances, perhaps make a difference in the end.
Perhaps Franz Fanon rather than Michel Foucault should be the voice we ought to heed for having a better grasp of the human condition.
The concept of tolerance appears to lie at the very heart of the anarchistic thesis.
Politics is all that matters. Politics trumps and supersedes all other human forms of organization, because in the final analysis, only politics is about justice and can establish the reign of justice, not only here and now but forever!
There is no political solution, insofar as Heilbroner is concerned, to the kind of global problems and challenges facing humanity today.
Capitalism and socialism are virtually indistinguishable from the standpoint of being able to respond to the challenges facing the human prospect.
“. . . the elements of danger in the human prospect are by no means all located in ‘external’ threats, but in our ‘internal’ capacity to respond to those threats.” There's a silver lining, however: they are problems of our own making. Thus, they’re soluble.
"Humane society, cohabitation or being...above all earthly things must be maintained." Richard Overton
There’s something to be said for addressing the economic and the political separately; to the extent possible, as conceptually apart.
The days of the state as the predominant political institution of our time are numbered.
It’s axiomatic that no thoughtful resolution of the abortion [or any other] question is going to issue from glib pronouncements of gloating liberals but only from heartrending deliberations of humbled conservatives.