The Party of Order

Lamartine rejects the red flag by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux By Duncan Riley 8/20/2020   In 1848, revolution broke out across two continents. In Venezuela, a conservative government was toppled after angry crowds stormed the national legislature, and within a month the July Monarchy collapsed beneath the weight of popular protest in Paris’s streets. The … Continue reading The Party of Order

The People’s Tide: Revolution, Electoralism, and the State in the Pink Tide

Photo by Carlos Figueroa By Duncan Riley 11/27/2019 The world, today, is caught in the grips of a great revolt. On streets and in plazas across the globe, the world which bureaucrats, generals, and multinational corporations have so carefully constructed over the past five decades is increasingly threatened as the long-smoldering embers of popular discontent … Continue reading The People’s Tide: Revolution, Electoralism, and the State in the Pink Tide

Notes on the Immigrants’ Rights Movement and the Social Revolution

El grito de Hidalgo, mural by Juan O'Gorman By Duncan Riley 1/15/2019   Traditional socialist analyses, particularly in Europe and North America, categorize immigrants as just another kind of worker. Of course, it is widely accepted on the left that immigrants suffer a greater degree of marginalization and discrimination, and face distinct problems, such as … Continue reading Notes on the Immigrants’ Rights Movement and the Social Revolution