Category: Current Politics

The Venezuelan Dilemma: Progressives and the ‘Plague on Both Your Houses’ Position

By Steve Ell­ner In recent weeks, a num­ber of Venezue­lan spe­cial­ists on the left side of the polit­i­cal spec­trum have pub­lished and post­ed pieces that place them in an anti-Chav­ista, “ni-ni” posi­tion that con­sists of “a

Dark Times: Trump, Racism, Sovereign Violence, and the Banality of Evil

THE ELECTION OF Don­ald Trump to the pres­i­den­cy of the Unit­ed States is noth­ing less than ter­ri­fy­ing. In the few days after the elec­tions, he made it clear that the rhetoric of hate and vio­lence that

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