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Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes

Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes

James Mumford

Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes
This is an excerpt from James Mumford’s book ‘Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes’, which was Published by Bloomsbury in March 2020. I’ll put it bluntly. Politically, I don’t like my options. Growing up in this giddy world – b. 1981 – I’ve become increasingly dissatisfied with the alternatives on offer....

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Library Socialism

Library Socialism

Noon

Library Socialism
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything that you need” - Cicero The difficult thing about imagining a better world is social relations. Revolutionary Marxism call for workers to “seize and own in common the means of production”, as if this were a clarifying statement rather...

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Idealism as a Defense Mechanism of Materialists

Idealism as a Defense Mechanism of Materialists

Noon

Idealism as a Defense Mechanism of Materialists
If you ever want to win an argument with a Marxist, just keep asking them for “a more material analysis”. Materialism is a catchcry of Marxists, and they weaponise it against all sorts of people: from Foucault to Chomsky, anarchists to reactionaries, Marxists see Idealism – the opposite of Materialism...

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