Against the Grain – September 26, 2016

Against the Grain

Ted Stolze on how Baruch Spinoza’s notion of fortitude can help socialists persevere as socialists.

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Kōtoku Shūsui and Anti-Imperialism in Japan

Against the Grain


He was a trailblazing critic of imperialism, but chances are you’ve never heard his name.  The radical Japanese journalist Kotoku Shusui, who moved from socialism to anarchism, wrote a seminal critique of imperialism — before Hobson and Lenin — and led the movement against empire in Japan.  Robert Tierney discusses Kotoku, his classic work Imperialism, … Continued

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