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Revisiting Charlie Hebdo: “Afflicting the Afflicted” and “Petty Bourgeois Identity Politics”

The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks was a good time to watch the left devour itself. Some radicals, myself included, pointed out the magazine’s long history of Islamophobic and antisemitic caricatures, and suggested that, though the attack was tragic … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of the Petty Bourgeois Radical: A Disclaimer

What does it mean to be a “radical” in the United States? Does it mean anything? Many self-styled “radicals” in the US are petty bourgeois, myself included. How should the petty bourgeois radical approach revolutionary writing? Should they approach it … Continue reading

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