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The Best of Both Possible Worlds

What is this magical configuration that I’m so convinced will resolve the tension between socialism and capitalism and allow for the most people to prosper, do meaningful work, and find happiness?

It’s pretty simple, really. Socialist base, capitalist superstructure. Continue reading

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Black History Month Book Report #4: The Sellout, by Paul Beatty

I read the prologue, which was so fucking funny that I stopped and read it again, just to make sure I had properly enjoyed and appreciated it. Wow. Just… wow. Continue reading

Black History Month Book Report #3: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

For Lovecraft, the cosmic indifference of the elder gods was the most horrifying thing, the thing that tied together his mythos (well, that and the racism). But what can that indifference mean in the face of the active malevolence of traditional American racism? Continue reading

Black History Month Book Report #2: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Fabiola must find her way through not only the culture shock of moving from Haiti to America, but also the discrepancies between the America she expected and the America she experiences. Continue reading

A Quick Note on My Political Praxis, That Others May Find Useful

I ask myself a simple question: Which choice brings me closer to the world I want to help bring about? Continue reading

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