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bfv  ·  288 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Twenty-First Century Victorians

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

user-inactivated  ·  288 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  ·  288 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.