Knowledge, ideology, and real socialism in our times
I am writing a regular editorial column on Substack, “Knowledge, ideology, and real socialism in our times.” It consists of twice-weekly commentaries on US and world affairs, written from a Marxist-Leninist-Fidelist perspective, based in experience in Socialist Cuba.
My commentaries are posted on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 10:00 AM (Eastern time).
You can subscribe to the column ($5 per month or $40 per year) on the Substack Website. A subscription entitles you to access to all the commentaries, with notice of each posting by email and twitter. And it enables you to send your reactions, commentaries, and questions. You also have the option of being a Founding Member for $100, which includes the additional benefit of a free PDF version of my 2018 book, The Evolution and Significance of the Cuban Revolution.
The subscription model has emerged in recent years to challenge the long-dominant ad-supported model, as a result of changes in the communication industry provoked by the Internet. The subscription model enables writers who do not fit into any of the prevailing ideological and intellectual trends in the United States to receive compensation for intellectual work, based on the support of loyal readers.
I am among those who have difficulty finding a home among the prevailing ideological and intellectual trends, inasmuch as I am Marxist-Leninist-Fidelist, socialist, Catholic (although lax in practicing), and traditional conservative, all woven together in a comprehensive and coherent way, as will be seen in the column.
Please explore my Substack editorial column:
Preface: An Intellectual Autobiography, April 6, 2021
“First, let’s define some basic terms,” April 9, 2021
“The quest for the true and the right,” April 13, 2021
“The black awakening of 1964 to 1972,” April 16, 2021
“The black middle class defends its interests,” April 20, 2021
“What became of the vision of black power?”, April 23, 2021
“The Rainbow Coalition challenges the establishment,” April 27, 2021
“Identity politics crashes; the elite-supported woke comes to the rescue,” April 30, 2021
“How to be an antiracist, by Ibram Kendi: A critique,” May 4, 2021
“Racism, Ideology, Elite Interests, and the Nation,” May 7, 2021
“Free Black Thought,” May 11, 2021
“We must overcome the colonial denial: Wallerstein versus the woke,” May 14, 2021
“The capitalist world-economy & its contradictions: Post-Marx, but not post-Marxist,” 5/18/21
“The dialectic of domination and development: The role of conquest in human history,” May 21, 2021
“The Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the Americas, 16th century,” May 25, 2021
“The European conquest of Africa and Asia, 1750-1914,” May 28, 2021
“US Slavery in historical and global context: Replying to the mis-teachings of critical race theory,” 6/1/2021
“Rescuing American History from Race Hustlers: An alternative theory and practice,” June 4, 2021
“The Open Veins of Latin America, Part One: The forced exportation of gold, silver, sugar, coffee, and rubber,” June 8, 2021
“The Open Veins of Latin America, Part Two: The forced exportation of coffee, bananas, petroleum, and minerals,” June 11, 2021
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