The U.S. military has been intensively engaged in various quarters of the Islamic world for several decades, with little to show in terms of achieving Washington's stated objectives. This presentation will discuss the origins and conduct of this conflict and what Americans might learn from it.
Tony Judt and William Beveridge were great progressives and crusaders for the social state. In the US, themiddle class benefited enormously in the postwar years from subsidized housing and subsidized education. Why is it we have such difficulty even imagining a different sort of society? We appear to have lost the capacity to question the present.
'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'
What institutions and infrastructures are needed so all people can lead good lives? Good lives demand more than consumption paid with money. The commons-what belongs to everyone and is used in common-is an alternative to the growth economy.