Columnist Owen Jones argues that socialism’s critics look at Venezuela and say, ‘we told you so’, but they are wrong. I once wrote about the “hierarchy of death” – the macabre process by which the newsworthiness of death is ranked.
Source: Owen Jones: Socialism’s Critics Look at Venezuela and Say, ‘We Told You So’. But They Are Wrong
Owen’s article didn’t hold up well to time. Of course, the article didn’t rely on facts (only on wishes) so it was destined to fail.
On Thursday, the U.S. government ordered family members of employees at its embassy in Venezuela to leave as the nation’s political crisis deepened ahead of a controversial vote critics contend will end democracy in the oil-rich country.
Source: US Orders Venezuela Embassy Families Out As Crisis “Showdown” Arrives
Are millennials increasingly anti-capitalist? That’s the question Chicago public radio station WBEZ posed recently to me and The Nation ‘s Sarah Leonard. (You can listen to the whole thing here .) “The explosive popularity of Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. among younger voters revealed millennials’ desire for a new economic system,” states the promo for the segment on WBEZ program Worldview .
Source: Millennial Socialist Moment Mostly Media Hype