The Far Right Ascendant: Links that Speak to our Emerging Global Crisis

In time for the annual celebration of all things frightening, Erstwhile contributing editor Graeme Pente brings together several recent pieces that address aspects of the rising tide of the far right around the world. Who Loves War? You Guessed Wrong In this podcast episode of Scheer Intelligence on KCRW in LA, University of Rochester PhD candidate and…

Truth as Commodity in the Age of “Alternative Facts”

Erstwhile editor Graeme Pente examines the relationship between neoliberalism and the spread of market thinking to the proliferation of different conceptions of truth, competing truth-claims, and the “post-truth era.”   There’s truth that lives And truth that dies I don’t know which So never mind  — Leonard Cohen, “Nevermind” (2014)   Politicians’ increasingly widespread use of…