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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Jun 22

The idea of decolonisation has been a fad in western discourse for the past few years. Of course, when one thinks of decolonisation, the national liberation movements that engulfed Africa… View Post The post Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò’s “Against Decolonisation”  appeared first on Areo.

The idea of decolonisation has been a fad in western discourse for the past few years. Of course, when one thinks of decolonisation, the national liberation movements that engulfed Africa… View Post The post Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò’s “Against Decolonisation”  appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Jun 22

On 2 June, I travelled down to London to attend one of those unusual events that somehow manage to be at once an embodiment of the stereotypical idea of what… View Post The post Reasons to Be Jubilant appeared first on Areo.

On 2 June, I travelled down to London to attend one of those unusual events that somehow manage to be at once an embodiment of the stereotypical idea of what… View Post The post Reasons to Be Jubilant appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Jun 22

In the Marxist literature, you run into the words “reality,” “realities,” and “actual” all the time. This is no mistake. Marxists believe they, and they alone, have hacked the system and come to the only true or scientific understanding of reality. Everyone else sees reality through an ideological distortion, and they can use their “critical” methods to see through it. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, James Lindsay cuts through their mystification and makes it clear that when Marxists talk about “reality,” what they mean is their own weird and dangerous misinterpretation of it and nothing else. Misinformation and information …

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In the Marxist literature, you run into the words “reality,” “realities,” and “actual” all the time. This is no mistake. Marxists believe they, and they alone, have hacked the system and come to the only true or scientific understanding of reality. Everyone else sees reality through an ideological distortion, and they can use their “critical” methods to see through it. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Jun 22

Probably the most influential Marxist thinker of the 20th century was the Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse. His ideas were so influential that I commonly find myself saying “we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world” today. Virtually everything crazy you see going on, perhaps except in schools, thanks to Woke Marxism and its corporate partners can be traced back neatly to Herbert Marcuse’s neo-Marxist Theory, whether “Repressive Tolerance,” the turn to Identity Marxism, or even the push for “sustainability” at the highest levels of global governance (for example, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset). Join James Lindsay …

Life in Herbert Marcuse’s World | New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 9 Read More »

Probably the most influential Marxist thinker of the 20th century was the Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse. His ideas were so influential that I commonly find myself saying “we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world” today. Virtually everything crazy you see going on, perhaps except in schools, thanks to Woke Marxism and its corporate partners can be traced back neatly to Herbert …

Life in Herbert Marcuse’s World | New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 9 Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 May 22

Here’s a quick public service announcement for policymakers about a simple manipulation everyone keeps falling for: the concept of “historically marginalized” groups. Whether using the phrasing “historically marginalized” or “traditionally marginalized” groups, this little manipulation enables a grab of power and resources in a truly tricky way, and it’s “feel good” phrasing that appears in policy everywhere today. What’s the trick? Join James Lindsay for a few minutes in this episode of New Discourses Bullets to find out. Spoiler alert, if you’re in a hurry: It’s that no matter what happens after a policy bearing these terms is enacted, the group …

Historically Marginalized Is Forever | New Discourses Bullets, Ep.8 Read More »

Here’s a quick public service announcement for policymakers about a simple manipulation everyone keeps falling for: the concept of “historically marginalized” groups. Whether using the phrasing “historically marginalized” or “traditionally marginalized” groups, this little manipulation enables a grab of power and resources in a truly tricky way, and it’s “feel good” phrasing that appears in policy everywhere today. What’s the trick? …

Historically Marginalized Is Forever | New Discourses Bullets, Ep.8 Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 May 22

Casual critics of the 1619 Project usually focus on its basic conceit: the idea that the true founding of the United States occurred when the first African captives arrived in… View Post The post The 1619 Project: An Oversimplified Explanation appeared first on Areo.

Casual critics of the 1619 Project usually focus on its basic conceit: the idea that the true founding of the United States occurred when the first African captives arrived in… View Post The post The 1619 Project: An Oversimplified Explanation appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Apr 22

It is always saddening when reasonable, thoughtful people fail to understand each other’s point of view in important conversations. It is even more unfortunate when they fail to respect each… View Post The post White People and the Conversation About Race appeared first on Areo.

It is always saddening when reasonable, thoughtful people fail to understand each other’s point of view in important conversations. It is even more unfortunate when they fail to respect each… View Post The post White People and the Conversation About Race appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Apr 22

There are complicated but long-standing ties between the Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines and its former colonizer the United States, despite the history of conflict between the two nations.… View Post The post Misunderstanding the History of US-Philippine Relations appeared first on Areo.

There are complicated but long-standing ties between the Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines and its former colonizer the United States, despite the history of conflict between the two nations.… View Post The post Misunderstanding the History of US-Philippine Relations appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Mar 22

In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address, he spoke of a “world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere… View Post The post The First Freedom: Free Speech: A History by Jacob Mchangama appeared first on Areo.

In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address, he spoke of a “world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere… View Post The post The First Freedom: Free Speech: A History by Jacob Mchangama appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Mar 22

As a new generation grapples with the effects of racism and capitalism, it is no surprise that Penguin Modern Classics has been publishing new editions of classic texts authored by… View Post The post The Enduring Importance of Eric Williams’ “Capitalism and Slavery” appeared first on Areo.

As a new generation grapples with the effects of racism and capitalism, it is no surprise that Penguin Modern Classics has been publishing new editions of classic texts authored by… View Post The post The Enduring Importance of Eric Williams’ “Capitalism and Slavery” appeared first on Areo.


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