Come to MHI’s panel at Left Forum on Sun. June 4 in NYC

 

Left Forum, the largest conference of left academics and activists in the U.S., will take place June 2-4 at John Jay College in NYC. MHI’s panel will discuss the causes, dangers and implications of those elements of the left that have been soft on Trump.
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Trump, Le Pen, Neoliberalism: Mea Culpa from a Far-Left Sanders Supporter

 
by Prestyr John

 
Mea Culpa: I have been following Andrew Kliman’s frequent warnings that Trumpism—and now, the possible victory of Marine Le Pen and her National Front in the French elections—pose a far more serious danger than neoliberalism does. I tried for a long time to disprove this in my own head. I didn’t want it to be right, because it’s just hard to admit that what I’ve been arguing and working for during the past year and a half is just not working out.

In fact it was just plain wrong. Read More

No Normalization of or Collaboration with Trumpism: An Open Letter to Platypus

 
by Andrew Kliman

 
To the Platypus Affiliated Society:

I decline your invitation to participate in a Left Forum panel on “Marxism in the Age of Trump,” for two reasons.

First, you write,

We ask the panelists to consider the following questions: …

Why has Trump incited such hysteria on the Left? How do we make sense of this phenomenon?

What would it mean to oppose Trump from the Left?

These questions make clear that the panel is designed to ridicule and disparage the anti-Trump Resistance, which I support and am part of. The fear of Trumpism experienced by tens of millions of immigrants, Muslims, Blacks, women, leftists, and others is completely legitimate, not hysterical.
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