Originally published January 1, 1916 in Avanti!, Torino edition, in Gramsci's column "Sotto la Mole." Translation by Alberto Toscano, originally posted to Viewpoint Magazine. Preserved here for posterity. Every morning, when I wake again under the pall of the sky, I feel that for me it is New Year’s day. That’s why I hate these … Continue reading Gramsci: I Hate New Year’s Day
A post at A Theory of Æsthetics responds to Jordan Peterson's theory of an "iron rule" of inequality.
Maxime Bernier, Member of Parliament for Beauce, has renounced his membership in the Conservative Party of Canada and claims to be now working to form a new party. The announcement comes one year and three months after Bernier placed second in a contest to lead the Tories. And, while it is always fun to watch … Continue reading The Threat Of Right-Wing Populism Is Bigger Than Maxime Bernier
A post at Critical Justice Project interrogates the extent to which reactionaries in Toronto will go in the aftermath of a rampage by a man driving a van that left 10 dead.
This post contends that current, relevant research does not support an argument that strategic voting is an effective way to counter an undesirable election outcome. Two papers — one published in March 2018, which relates to Toronto municipal elections, and one published in 2017 about labour-led strategic voting initiatives (typically known as “ABC” or “Anything … Continue reading Strategic Voting in Ontario: An Ineffective Project
Italian-North Americans — especially those of us with roots in the Mezzogiorno (and I include Frosinone and Abruzzo here) — don't need a Genoese genocidal rapist as our hero. It is time to recognize Columbus Day for what it is: a rubbish heap of history. It is time for Indigenous Peoples Day. Some good reading … Continue reading Christopher Columbus is no hero of mine
Introduction Today, getting a lift to the store is as easy as loading an application on a digital device and summoning a roving car to one’s door. It is fast, cheap and, many argue, less onerous than ownership. The so-called sharing economy is on the radar of interests representing business, various governments in Canada and, … Continue reading The Political Economy of The Sharing Economy