Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture

Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture www.logosjournal.com Logos is a quarterly journal of modern culture, politics and society that features articles on the arts, politics, culture, the social sciences and humanities as well as original fiction and poetry.

Logos seeks to foster a critical dialogue on modern politics, culture and society through both intellectual and aesthetic lenses.

With great sadness, the editors of Logos mourn the passing of Judith Stein. Prof. Stein was an historian of the highest ...
05/14/2017
Wall Street v. Main Street within the Trump Cabinet Logos Journal

With great sadness, the editors of Logos mourn the passing of Judith Stein. Prof. Stein was an historian of the highest caliber and a dear friend of Logos. One of her last articles appeared in the latest issue of Logos.

http://logosjournal.com/2017/wall-street-v-main-street-within-the-trump-cabinet/

Too often, commentators have been content to characterize Donald Trump’s cabinet as a collection of billionaires. The president does show a fondness for rich businessmen but to stop there is to erase important divisions among American corporate elites and ignore Trump’s critique of the global tr...

Trump's demagoguery and xenophobia have deep roots that liberals can no longer ignore.http://logosjournal.com/2017/the-e...
05/09/2017
The Ends of Reform: Liberalism, Trumpism, and American Politics Logos Journal

Trump's demagoguery and xenophobia have deep roots that liberals can no longer ignore.

http://logosjournal.com/2017/the-ends-of-reform-liberalism-trumpism-and-american-politics/#_ftn8

In 1982, the historian Alan Brinkley wondered how two demagogic figures—the Louisiana politician Huey Long and the radio priest Father Coughlin—built mass followings that terrified and confounded political elites during the Great Depression.

Trump, like any demagogue, will promise his agitated base everything while delivering very little and holding the curren...
05/06/2017
The Twilight of Liberal American Imperialism: Trump, Debt, and War Logos Journal

Trump, like any demagogue, will promise his agitated base everything while delivering very little and holding the current neo-liberal project together a little longer before the ‘inevitable’ collapse.

http://logosjournal.com/2017/the-twilight-of-liberal-american-imperialism-trump-debt-and-war/

One of the most remarkable predictions in Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014) is that, on its current trajectory and without a dramatic political correction, the United States will reach a point of wealth inequality that is historically unprecedented in the modern era and that nat.....

Donald Trump is endorsing and enabling a new class gender devolution in the family and the household.http://logosjournal...
04/24/2017
Women, Class, Gender and the Trump Agenda Logos Journal

Donald Trump is endorsing and enabling a new class gender devolution in the family and the household.

http://logosjournal.com/2017/women-class-gender-and-the-trump-agenda/

Introduction First I want to explain where I am coming from. I am coming from the theory of class in the household developed by me and Stephen Resnick, and Richard Wolff in the book Class Struggle on the Home Front, (Palgrave 2009) based on their recreation of Marxian theory.

Historian Judith Stein examines Trump's relation to elites in the new issue of Logos:http://logosjournal.com/2017/wall-s...
04/22/2017
Wall Street v. Main Street within the Trump Cabinet Logos Journal

Historian Judith Stein examines Trump's relation to elites in the new issue of Logos:

http://logosjournal.com/2017/wall-street-v-main-street-within-the-trump-cabinet/

Too often, commentators have been content to characterize Donald Trump’s cabinet as a collection of billionaires. The president does show a fondness for rich businessmen but to stop there is to erase important divisions among American corporate elites and ignore Trump’s critique of the global tr...

Specialist in right-wing extremism, Chip Berlet writes of the alt-right:"Its voice is that of macho male gasbags polluti...
04/21/2017
Alt-Right: A Primer on the Online Brownshirts Logos Journal

Specialist in right-wing extremism, Chip Berlet writes of the alt-right:

"Its voice is that of macho male gasbags polluting the public sphere with self-aggrandizing masturbatory messages."

http://logosjournal.com/2017/berlet/

Alt-Right began as an online phenomenon that mushroomed into a poisonous cloud of misogynist, white nationalist, and anti-Left propaganda. Its basic thrust was aimed at collapsing democracy and human rights in the United States on behalf of economic and political elites.

Our new issue is just out. Check it out!www.logosjournal.com
04/20/2017
Logos Journal

Our new issue is just out. Check it out!

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Trump and America's Populist Turn Judith Stein: Wall Street versus Main Street Dan Krier: Behemoth Revisited James Block: Beyond the Collapse Harriet Fraad: Women, Class, Gender and the Trump Agenda Chip Berlet: The Alt-Right: A Primer on the Online Brownshirts Jefferson Decker: The Ends of Refor...

09/29/2016
Poisoning the Well: Demagoguery versus Democracy

Trump has tapped into an existential fear that something is very wrong with America that only a singular “strong man” can rectify.

In this election cycle the common refrain about Trump is a version of “He says the things that are on people’s mind. He says what lots of people think but don’t have the nerve to say.” When you probe further your (social) friends might try to fill i

Trump can be seen as the Id of American politics, often driven by sheer aggression, narcissism, and rage.
09/26/2016
Donald Trump as Authoritarian Populist: A Frommian Analysis

Trump can be seen as the Id of American politics, often driven by sheer aggression, narcissism, and rage.

In this article, I discuss in detail how Erich Fromm’s categories can help describe Trump’s character, or “temperament,” a word used to characterize a major flaw in…

Our new issue is out now!James E. Freeman and Peter Kolozi discuss Trump and America's new populismDouglas Kellner on Tr...
09/14/2016
Logos Journal

Our new issue is out now!

James E. Freeman and Peter Kolozi discuss Trump and America's new populism

Douglas Kellner on Trump's authoritarian "temperament"

José Rodrigo Rodriguez on the political crisis in Brazil

Jeffrey Halley on Badiou, Adorno, and the critical power of art

All this and more at www.logosjournal.com

2016: vol. 15, nos. 2-3. Sections on right-wing populism, the state and social movements, culture and aesthetics, books reviews and more.

Rum and revolution have been associated together for centuries.
07/10/2016
The Revolutionary Spirit—Logos Journal

Rum and revolution have been associated together for centuries.

Rum is “the global spirit with its warm beating heart in the Caribbean,” the one factor that is shared by all the cultures of the region, and enthusiastically drunk by the descendants of those who were enslaved to produce it.

Utopia is usually considered a dirty word.
07/10/2016
Utopia—Logos Journal

Utopia is usually considered a dirty word.

Most civilizations have their unique ideals of a heavenly or secular paradise from which, given a cosmopolitan outlook, every other civilization can learn.

Like a magician or a dark knight, the conservative movement, to borrow a phrase from Marx, has become “like the sorcer...
06/02/2016
Trumpism is Conservatism: The New Conservative Mainstream—Logos Journal

Like a magician or a dark knight, the conservative movement, to borrow a phrase from Marx, has become “like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.”

The recent arguments of both conservative and liberal commentators, is that Donald Trump is not a conservative. They point to his life-style: a native New Yorker, thrice-married, peddler of the Miss America Pageant and gambling casinos, and his lack

These arguments justify not only prostitution but other positions that Leftists cannot hold without compromising the coh...
05/31/2016
How the Left Gets Prostitution Wrong

These arguments justify not only prostitution but other positions that Leftists cannot hold without compromising the coherence of their ideology.

Earlier this fall, delegates from various Amnesty International branches gathered in Dublin to establish their official policy on prostitution. In the resolution that emerged, the human rights NGO

If climate change indicates anything, perhaps it’s a reminder of Benjamin’s insight that the Left changes very littl...
05/04/2016
If Climate “Changes Everything”, Why Does So Much Remain the Same?

If climate change indicates anything, perhaps it’s a reminder of Benjamin’s insight that the Left changes very little in the present

Unlike #occupy and anti-austerity politics, the movement organized around the demand for “system change, not climate change”—the climate justice…

The promotion of "sex work" as a leftist virtue? The left's deviation from socialist humanism continues to grow. http://...
03/07/2016
Very inconvenient truths: sex buyers, sexual coercion, and prostitution-harm-denial Logos Journal

The promotion of "sex work" as a leftist virtue? The left's deviation from socialist humanism continues to grow.

http://logosjournal.com/2016/farley-2/

Globalisation has further tilted the imbalance of power between the male punter with his wallet and the woman who rents her vagina for a fee. In France, 85 per cent of prostitutes are immigrants, many without papers, vulnerable to exploitation.

"Trump is the linguistic and logical end result of Tea Party’s anti-establishment politics, right wing race baiting, m...
02/14/2016
Trumpism is Conservatism: The New Conservative Mainstream Logos Journal

"Trump is the linguistic and logical end result of Tea Party’s anti-establishment politics, right wing race baiting, militarism, xenophobia and the great promise to “take back America” from whomever has stolen it."

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http://logosjournal.com/2016/freeman_kolozi/

With Jeb’s attitude, we will never be great again, that I can tell you. We will never be great again. Donald Trump December 15, 2015 You must always be doing things and obviously succeeding. The hard part is to keep people always at the window because of the spectacle you put on for them.

New issue of Logos out now!Olivier Roy on Jihadism    Melissa Farley on Prostitution and its Apologists         James Fr...
02/14/2016
Logos Journal

New issue of Logos out now!

Olivier Roy on Jihadism

Melissa Farley on Prostitution and its Apologists

James Freeman and Peter Kolozi on Trump and modern conservatism

Jonah Mix on the Left's defense of prostitution

Alex Stoner on the left's failure to address environmental crisis

Dirk Michel-Schertges on inequality's effect on culture

Felix Bernstein on left dogmatism

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Olivier Roy: Jihadism: A Generational and Nihilist Revolt James E. Freeman and Peter Kolozi: Trumpism Is Conservatism: On the New Conservative Mainstream Melissa Farley: Sex Buyers, Coercion and Prostitution-Harm-Denial Jonah Mix: How the Left Gets Prostitution Wrong Felix Bernste...

Devon Douglas-Bowers of the Hampton Institute recently interviewed the editors of Logos.Be sure to stay informed about w...
08/14/2015
Questioning the Left: An Interview with Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker and Michael J. Thompson I The...

Devon Douglas-Bowers of the Hampton Institute recently interviewed the editors of Logos.

Be sure to stay informed about what this exciting working class think tank is up to!

http://www.hamptoninstitution.org/questioning-the-left.html#.Vc5KdniJm-8

Below is a transcript of an email interview I had with writers, Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker and Michael J. Thompson, who co-authored the article "The Treason of Intellectual Radicalism and the Collapse of Leftist Politics" which appeared in the Winter 2015 edition of the academic journal, Logos: A Jour…

The Nigerian government is launching a new attack on Boko Haram, but is this crisis linked to others?http://logosjournal...
08/14/2015
Oil Militancy, Islamist Insurgency, and Nigeria’s Crisis of State Legitimacy Logos Journal

The Nigerian government is launching a new attack on Boko Haram, but is this crisis linked to others?
http://logosjournal.com/2015/ochonu/

s Nigeria grapples with the terrorist campaign of Boko Haram, perennial political crisis rooted in a fragile consensus among the political elite, and escalating corruption, it is easy to miss the ways in which these conjoined crises map onto older fissures and problems that continue to manifest in p…

What would Sartre say about the economic crisis?If you enjoy this article, please "like" Logos and share with your frien...
08/14/2015
Economic Crisis and the Crisis in Economic Thought A Progressive-Iconoclastic Perspective...

What would Sartre say about the economic crisis?

If you enjoy this article, please "like" Logos and share with your friends!

http://logosjournal.com/2015/kail-sobel/

Since 2007, we have been bombarded with nothing but public speeches and articles on what has been referred to as the “financial crisis.” In Europe, within a few months, this was transformed into an “economic crisis” (affecting the entire world) and subsequently into a “great crisis” (a...

What can we learn from W.E.B. Du Bois' critique of Brown V. Board of Ed? What are its implications for Black Lives Matte...
08/14/2015
The Questionable Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education: Du Bois’ Iconoclastic Critique Logos Journal

What can we learn from W.E.B. Du Bois' critique of Brown V. Board of Ed? What are its implications for Black Lives Matter?

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http://logosjournal.com/2015/kirkland/

Prologue The public education of African-American youth had been the most significant problem for African-American adults, outside of the issue of voting rights, since the end of the Civil War.

"Equality for women, as a group, will be real when sex/gender are no longer a basis for status."http://logosjournal.com/...
08/14/2015
What Is a “Woman” Anyway? Logos Journal

"Equality for women, as a group, will be real when sex/gender are no longer a basis for status."
http://logosjournal.com/2015/what-is-a-woman-anyway/

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I do not identify as trans*. I do not identify as a man. However, I am often identified as one or the other. Most of the time, in the world of everyday, people at the grocery store, gas station, coffee shop, airport, and so on, identify me as a man: Can I help you, sir? Thank you, sir.

The new issue of Logos has arrived!www.logosjournal.comMichael Kail and Richard Sobel on the crisis of economics and eco...
08/13/2015
Logos Journal

The new issue of Logos has arrived!
www.logosjournal.com

Michael Kail and Richard Sobel on the crisis of economics and economic theory
Frank Kirkland Questions the impact of Brown v. Board of Ed
Lori Watson on the definition of "woman"
Kevin Anderson looks at the Arab revolutions four years later
Theoretical reflections by:
Steven Panageotou on the limits of democratic theory
Brian Caterino on Perestroika's last stand
Mark Worrell on Durkheim and Huysmans
Chris Byron critiques Axel Honneth

Critical analysis of twin research and its use in criminology

as well as . . .

Reviews of Slovoj Zizek, Eduardo Galeano, Murray Bookchin,

. . . and much more . . .

2015: vol. 14, nos. 2-3

One Dimensional Man shaped the first generation of critical theorists in the United States and, while no longer as popul...
03/16/2015
One Dimensional Man at 50

One Dimensional Man shaped the first generation of critical theorists in the United States and, while no longer as popular as it once was, continues to inspire young left intellectuals.

More than fifty years have passed since the publication of Herbert Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man (ODM) in 1964.

Climate change is unlike any other manmade challenge that society has had to confront.
03/10/2015
Toward a Radical Climate Movement

Climate change is unlike any other manmade challenge that society has had to confront.

Our task now is to forge a social movement that confronts climate change in a way that appeals to the economic needs of ordinary people while striking at the heart of neoliberal political economy.

THE NEW ISSUE OF LOGOS HAS ARRIVEDwww.logosjournal.comGreg Smulewicz-Zucker and Michael J. Thompson on the Treason of Ra...
03/09/2015
Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture

THE NEW ISSUE OF LOGOS HAS ARRIVED
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Greg Smulewicz-Zucker and Michael J. Thompson on the Treason of Radical Intellectuals

Philip Green on Ferguson and Oppression of the African American Community

Moses Ochonu on the Deteriorating Situation in Nigeria

Kevin B. Anderson on Marx and Intersectionality

Michael P. McCabe Urges a Radical Climate Movement

Arnold Farr and Stephen Eric Bronner reflect on Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man at 50

Leonard Quart reviews the film Selma

Reviews of Books by Rick Perlstein, Amartya Sen and on Howard Zinn and Bertolt Brecht

. . . and more . . .

2015: vol. 15, no. 1

"There is another narrative available to the news media, but it has largely been ignored because editors and producers f...
01/14/2015
Ukraine and Europe Logos

"There is another narrative available to the news media, but it has largely been ignored because editors and producers fear their audiences will not see it as sufficiently juicy and may be harder to follow because it involves considerable nuance. " — Hugo Lane

For intellectuals of the left, no writer holds more allure than George Orwell, the man who got it right on imperialism, but then after his experiences during the Spanish Civil War also saw the truth about Stalinism as well, and told the world about it in simple, clear prose.

11/21/2014

Dear Friends of Logos,

Facebook has prevented us from promoting several of our important articles on sex work from our current issue. Of course, Facebook has no issue posting ads that objectify women for the purpose of selling alcohol, perfume, men's suits, etc. Please help spread the word by sharing your favorite articles from this issue.

Thank you,
Logos Team

Joanna Brenner parses the complex debates about prostitution while defending socialist-feminist values in her recent Log...
11/21/2014
Selling Sexual Services: A Socialist Feminist Perspective Logos

Joanna Brenner parses the complex debates about prostitution while defending socialist-feminist values in her recent Logos article:

http://logosjournal.com/2014/brenner/

The current debate about sex work among feminists generates more heat than light. Accusations of bad faith fly back and forth across the two sides, research findings are mobilized to undercut the other side even when the research itself is limited by its methods and scope, different sex worker voice…

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