Leo Tolstoy against Nikolai Fyodorov.

Lets talk about Death! Anya Bernstein told the story of the fight between Leo Tolstoy and Nikolai Fyodorov.Tolstoy went to Fyodorov’s library one day and, seeing a skull on the shelf, said wistfully: “There is something in you after all, Grim Reaper!” In response to the vile flirtation with death, Fyodorov stammered in indignation and […]

Michael Hudson and the fight for civilization

Western civ’s fatal flaw of NOT canceling the debts. My book Collapse of Antiquity is all about this. The characters will be Hammurabi (1750 BC), Basil I of Byzantine Empire (9th-10th century AD), The French King who killed the Templars, Socrates, Jesus .. and Paul Krugman.

Michael Bakunin against Karl Marx

The dispute between Bakunin and Karl Marx highlighted the differences between anarchism and Marxism. Michael Bakunin strongly rejected Marx’s concept of the “dictatorship of the proletariat” in which the new state would be unopposed and would, theoretically, represent the workers. We all know how “In its struggle against the united power of the propertied classes, […]

Michael Hudson and Steve Keen

Our “fight” is about the need for structural reform BEYOND the good Saint-Simonian policy of taxing inherited wealth and progressive taxation of income and wealth. We focus on the need for a debt writedown, and also distinguish between taxing earned income and unearned economic rent – the 19th-century classical aim of value, price and rent […]

Nationalism and Climate Change.

Since all the climate deniers have scattered, we are bound to fight the climate skeptics. The new danger is emerging: climate nationalists.  Who will fight them?  reading list: ideas for the invitation should we do it outside? in the street and squares?