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Everything you think you know about the collapse of the Soviet Union is wrong

Every revolution is a surprise. Still, the latest Russian Revolution must be counted among the greatest of surprises. In the years leading up to 1991, virtually no Western expert, scholar, official, or politician foresaw the impending collapse of the Soviet Union, and with it one-party …

Russia

You’re witnessing the death of neoliberalism – from within

What does it look like when an ideology dies? As with most things, fiction can be the best guide. In Red Plenty, his magnificent novel-cum-history of the Soviet Union, Francis Spufford charts how the communist dream of building a better, fairer society fell apart.<p>Shinzo Abe postpones Japan tax rise …

Economics

Easy One-Bowl Hollandaise Sauce - How to Make Perfect Hollandaise in One Step

Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole

This is about as close to an as-it-happens recipe post as it gets here on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, because I made the casserole last night, covered …

“Writing Is an Act of Pride”: A Conversation with Elena Ferrante

T_he following is an excerpt from an e-mail correspondence, which took place last year, between the Italian novelists Elena Ferrante and Nicola Lagioia, whose English-language début, “Ferocity,” will be published in the spring of 2017, by Europa Editions. The full correspondence will appear in …

Books

The Pulverization of Marxism-Leninism

Originally published as “L’Effondrement du marxisme-leninisme” in <i>Le Monde</i>, April 23–24, 1990. The author’s original title and other phrases dropped …

The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'

My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness—but I was not well.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>A few years ago, I found wellness. My body felt like a burden, and the food I ate didn't seem to energize me or push me on: It dulled my edges, and it left me …

Wellness

Baked sweet and sour chicken

There is no need to always rely on take-out for your Chinese food cravings. This simple homemade sweet and sour chicken is perfect for the weeknight …

Cooking

NOT BORED! index to back issues

Go Go music, the "Bomb" in . . . NB!#11/p. 24-28<p>Nuclear Saints of America, protest by the . . . NB!#2/p. 4-7<p>Persian Gulf War, nuclear deterrence and …

Cornelius Castoriadis Agora International Website

EN1958A Pierre Chaulieu. "The Marxist Organization Today" (unauthorized editing of original typescript, now lost). Grace Lee [now: Boggs], Pierre …

Castoriadis: Democracy’s advocate

<i>Cornelius Castoriadis was an economist at the OECD and its precursor, the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), but he was also one</i> …

THE PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY TODAY

I will talk to you about the present-day problems of democracy. I say present-day problems of democracy and not problems of present-day democracy …

critical study of origin of capitalism to understand its end

Capitalism

Castoriadis’ concept of institution and democracy

<i>By Jacob Dahl Rendtorff</i><p><i>Introduction</i><br>How can we conceive change of values and institutionalization of new organizational values and cultures? What is …

Castoriadis, Cornelius | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Cornelius Castoriadis (1922—1997)<p>Cornelius Castoriadis was an important intellectual figure in France for many decades, beginning in the late-1940s. …

Castoriadis, Veblen and the 'Power Theory of Capital'

Cooking

Why the World Is Falling Apart

In this one world, it sometimes seems a race is on between the newly empowered and the recently dispossessed. The truth is not only that both realities exist simultaneously, but that one is a condition of the other.<p>The fearful and fearsome reaction against growing inequality, social dislocation and …

Anachronistic

June 2014.

HOW WILL CAPITALISM END?<p>There is a widespread sense today that capitalism is in critical condition, more so than at any time since the end of the …

From feudalism to capitalism (Winter 1989)

The debate of the 1950s resumed in the mid 1970s with the publication of two articles by Robert Brenner. One was an onslaught on the Pirenne- …

The New World Order Is Ruled By Global Corporations And Megacities—Not Countries

As cities and companies gain in influence and the power of nation-states decreases, the world is undergoing a seismic transformation.<p>Ask yourself, honestly: If Uruguay or Guinea-Bissau disappeared off the face of the Earth, would you really notice? Now what about if Google disappeared from your …

What is Christianity? Part 10

As Ninian Smart points out, there are secular worldviews as well as religious worldviews. According to Smart, a religion is a religious worldview as …

Humanities

Building Democracy Without the State

Kurdish YPG fighters. (Photo: Kurdishstruggle / Flickr)<p>"When people first came to our house a few years ago to ask if our family would like to …

Political Science

Mosaic will tackle the soul-crushing surrealism of adult life

Kafkaesque. It’s a word whose usage in everyday conversation has inspired an unfair status as a self-effacing pejorative of pseudo-intellectualism. …

Custody case over triplets in California raises questions about surrogacy industry.

Last year, a 47-year-old California woman named Melissa Cook decided to become a commercial surrogate. Cook is a mother of four, including a set of …

Data Protection

Why America Is Moving Left

Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.<p>Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.<p>In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African …

Democratic Party

How Darwinism and Creationism Can Peacefully Coexist

My wife and I were in for quite a surprise when we visited a school to determine where to educate our children. Upon our inquiry of the curriculum, the school representative proudly boasted, "We don't teach any of that Darwin stuff here. We adhere strictly to the Bible." I was shocked.<p>Throughout …

Creationism