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b_b  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Twenty-First Century Victorians

Getting worked up over a Jacobin article is about as useful as getting worked up over a Breitbart article.

Edit: Not that I'm saying you shouldn't get worked up. Not trying to belittle your very valid points--just pointing out that they're a liberal clown show who doesn't deserve the respect of an honest critique.

keifermiller  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a socialist magazine with a paywall.


kleinbl00  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Your twelve syllables have rendered my essay moot. I must now render it as a haiku to soothe my ego.

Jacobin: It's a

Socialist magazine but

It has a paywall.

Nope. I cannot improve upon your prose.

bfv  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Jacobin are fairly conventional marxists, trying to be approachable. That's a hard line to walk, but they're not clownish.

keifermiller  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

IMHO, jacobin is at their best when they're focusing on history.

Their print edition on the Irish Revolutionaries, or the one on American Unionism were both interesting.

bfv  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They have the same problem the old party newspapers had. They're committed to the one kind of analysis, and it's not appropriate for everything, but they need a certain volume of articles within a fixed span of time. But I don't think this post is ridiculous, its gist is the same as Graeber's work on manners, that having to follow the rules that are ingrained in the elites to interact easily with elites helps keep the elites' families elite.