Tag Archives: left wing

The Paradox of Tolerance. Resisting Nazis.

There are Nazis vandalising schools and trams in Melbourne. There are even Nazi training camps in regional Victoria. There are proud fascists murdering people on the streets of the United States. Welcome to 2017, the year of Trump. Of course Trump is both the cause and the symptom. No doubt his election and his rhetoric […]

Reflections on the Summer of Love

Well it’s officially winter here in Melbourne. Which means it’s summer in the northern hemisphere. And this summer is the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love. Throughout 2017 I have been emphasising the centenary of the Russian revolution as the seminal event in the history of left-wing politics. It is interesting that exactly fifty […]

What is to be Done? Part 2

The left have a serious problem if increasing numbers of voters are switching their vote from Democrat to Republican because of class issues. Trump managed to channel class-based fury in a way that Democrats haven’t in a very long time. The number of voters earning under $50,000 who voted Republican went up by a whopping […]