I’m quite fond of communism, personally.
Tbh I’m not that fussed about the fates of war criminals and Nazis either but I don’t trust any legal system to get a hit rate of 100%. Not to mention that the most humane methods of killing a person aren’t used because they’re ghoulish (inert gas suffocation, decapitation).
Arguments in favor of the death penalty often use extreme examples as justification but if you look at how the death penalty plays out in reality you’ll see that it’s never as simple as those hypotheticals. People are pretty shit at determining guilt.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t dialectics just the philosophy of change? I don’t understand what you mean by methodological materialism.
Dialectics = reality is always changing
Materialism = reality is stuff
Dialectical Materialism = reality is stuff that is always changing
I dunno what there is to argue about, this just seems unambiguously true to me. I’d argue that the natural sciences are actually the only places where diamat is applied in the west.
People still do that though? I’m pretty sure it’s still the majority opinion among Americans at least that the war was caused by Russia wanting to gain power & then the US stepped in afterwards to help Ukraine.
Saying plainly that Ukraine is a proxy between America and Russia will get you called a conspiracy theorist by basically everyone.
It’s interesting how much jargon is being thrown around. Bilateral multilateral summit paradiplomacy neostatist Keynesianism… This class sounds like it’s just reading the dictionary hahaha.
Totally agree with you that the conditions of the global south can be fully explained by imperialism. It’s shocking that “modernization theory” was presented in your class as legitimate. That’s one step removed from teaching students that the White Man’s Burden is real jfc
Sometimes I wonder whether economists realize their job is to subjugate workers or if they’re really so deluded that they don’t see the connection between their policies and real-life suffering. Like, surely this guy doesn’t think of unemployment as just some variable on an equation that he needs to optimize, right?
FIFTY SEVEN??? Those cops are really making a great case for why that training center should absolutely never be built jfc. How long did those pigs spend shooting them? Even with an entire firing squad it must’ve taken a looong while to unload that many bullets… Literally just blasting a dead man out of spite