Author: Sam Thomas

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The Folly of Horseshoe Theory

Introduction A plague is contaminating contemporary political discourse: the plague of horseshoe theory. Horseshoe theory is a political theory which holds that the far left and far right hold more in common with each other than with the center. The implication the promoters of this theory sneak into their statements is a moral one: the […]

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Capitalism with a Human Face: Part 1: Neoliberalism and Its Faults

Introduction: Capitalism with a human face refers to the usage of supposedly ethical procedures to soften the blow of capitalism. It has become a successful tactic by stripping once radical theories of their radical elements, and appropriating the aesthetic of radicalism to promote neoliberalism. This is the first in a three-part series on the theoretical […]

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A Catholicism for the Twenty-First Century: An Interview with a Tradinista

  (Image used with permission of the Tradinistas) Alex Anderson is a contributor to the Tradinista Manifesto, a document from a Christian socialist group which seeks to unify Catholic teaching with Marxist economics. I interviewed Anderson about the integration of two different groups and the state of Catholicism in the 21st century. Diginativ: So the end […]

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An Open Letter to the Democratic Party

In hindsight, it seemed inevitable. Last week, Republicans took control of the Presidency, the House, and Senate. Furthermore, the Republican Party gained control of numerous state trifectas: governor, state house, and state senate, leaving them dangerously close to the three-fourths majority needed to pass constitutional amendments. “Clintonism”, the idea that Democrats could win elections with […]