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From Occupy to Wall Street

On June 9, 2011, Kalle Lasn, an Estonian-Canadian activist and filmmaker, registered the web address Lasn is the co-founder of Adbusters magazine, a far-left anarchist publication established in 1989. Earlier in 2011, the magazine had run an article titled “A . . . . Continue Reading »

Left Behind

In the annals of quixotic American presidential runs, the candidacy of Cornel West—the seventy-year-old academic, social critic, and activist—for the 2024 election is among the more fantastic. Though Americans have shown a willingness to vote for politically inexperienced candidates so . . . . Continue Reading »

The Dead End of the New Left

For decades, the progressive left has denounced the West for fostering imperialism. Since at least the 1960s, the reaction of the left to any war involving the West has been almost mechanical: Denounce, form anti-war groups, and organize student and street protests. These tactics (aesthetics?) can . . . . Continue Reading »

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