Thematic Index

     “Knowledge, ideology, and real socialism in our times” was launched on April 6, 2021.  On this page are found links to all commentaries to date, organized by theme, and in chronological order within each topic. 

Themes: Preface, Philosophical and epistemological issues, Socialism, The capitalist world-economy and the modern world-system, U.S. Imperialism and resistance, Critique of the Left, The Non-Aligned Movement, Cuba, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Nicaragua, Race, July 4th commemoration

Preface: An intellectual autobiography,” April 6, 2021

Philosophical and epistemological issues

The quest for the true and the right,” April 13, 2021

Post-colonial truth is empirical, not personal or tribal: The guidelines of the Constitution of Knowledge,” August 31, 2021

Understanding the Cuban Revolution: An institutionalized subterranean voice of critique, and its subtext,” November 19, 2021

Socialism

First, let’s define some basic terms,” April 9, 2021

Reflections on Cuban socialism:  A people’s anti-imperialist revolution with conservative values,” August 7, 2021

The possible transition to a socialist world-system: An option forged by humanity in defense of itself,” August 10, 2021

Through Pluripolarity to Socialism: A Manifesto: A critical review of a new socialist manifesto,” September 3, 2021

The International Manifesto Group: A report on the Sept. 5 zoom event,” September 7, 2021

The capitalist world-economy and the modern world-system

We must overcome the colonial denial: Wallerstein versus the woke,” May 14, 2021

The capitalist world-economy and its contradictions: Post-Marx, but not post-Marxist,” 5/18/21

The dialectic of domination and development: The role of conquest in human history,” 5/21/21

The Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the Americas, 16th century: The origins of the modernization of Northwestern Europe,” May 25, 2021

The European conquest of Africa and Asia, 1750-1914: History must be understood, not ignored,” May 28, 2021

The Open Veins of Latin America, Part One: The forced exportation of gold, silver, sugar, coffee, and rubber,” June 8, 2021

The Open Veins of Latin America, Part Two: The forced exportation of coffee, bananas, petroleum, and minerals,” June 11, 2021

From colonialism to neocolonialism: Beyond the false ‘human rights’ frame of the representative democracies,” June 15, 2021

U.S. Imperialism and resistance

The robber barons and monopoly capitalism: The origins of US imperialism in Latin America,” June 25, 2021

The façade of defending democracy: US Imperialism and the military-industrial complex, 1933 to 1964,” June 29, 2021

The struggle for the nationalization of natural resources: Latin American anti-imperialist movements,” July 6, 2021

Neoliberalism and the U.S. turn to naked imperialism: The sustained structural crisis of the capitalist world-economy,” July 9, 2021

The doctrine of preventive war plus unconventional war: The aggressive face of imperialism in decadence,” July 23, 2021

OAS maneuvers against Cuba: US-directed Pan-Americanism and Latin American resistance,” July 30, 2021

The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Another failure for U.S. imperialism,” 8/20/2021

Critique of the Left

The abdication of the U.S. left before corporate power,” September 14, 2021

“China and the Left: A socialist forum,” September 24, 2021

The Non-Aligned Movement

“Fidel speaks in the name of the colonized: In defense of all of humanity,” August 17, 2021

“China and the Third World: The construction of an alternative, more just world-system,” 10/1/2021

“Non-Aligned Movement commemorates 60 years: ‘Humanity has a tremendous thirst for social justice’ – Fidel,” October 22, 2021

Cuba

Neocolonialism and Cuba:  The structures of a neocolonial republic,” June 18, 2021

Cuba and the neocolonial world-system:  An unseen, noble quest for sovereignty,” 6/22/2021

Political and civil rights in Cuba: The politicization of the issue of human rights,” June 24, 2021

The US unconventional war against Cuba: The revolutionary people quickly retake the streets of Cuba,” July 16, 2021

Cuba defeats US interventionist plan: The people show that they are the revolutionary people of Fidel,” July 20, 2021

Biden sanctions on Cuba based on false narrative: The oppression of the people that wasn’t,” July 27, 2021

OAS maneuvers against Cuba: US-directed Pan-Americanism and Latin American resistance,” July 30, 2021

Public discussion of Cuba: The lies by omission of the Cuban-American right,” August 3, 2021

Reflections on Cuban socialism:  A people’s anti-imperialist revolution with conservative values,” August 7, 2021

The 95th anniversary of the birth of Fidel Castro: ‘No one has the right to lose faith in the future of humanity,’” August 13, 2021

Fidel speaks in the name of the colonized: In defense of all of humanity,” 8/17/2021

The Biden plan of ‘liberty’ for Cuba: The paltry results of the July 11 social media attack,” August 24, 2021

Cuba and the dismissal of the ‘official’ discourse: The anthropological research fallacy,” August 27, 2021

Participatory democracy in Cuba: The 2018 constitutional assembly formed by an entire people,” September 10, 2021

Reflections on the July 11 disturbances in Cuba: Is the Cuban government taking a dictatorial turn?” September 17, 2021

Cuba responds to Miami-based provocation: The unconventional war against Cuba continues,” October 15, 2021

That sun of the moral world: Cintio Vitier and the Cuban Revolution,” October 29, 2021

Legal reforms in Cuba: The evolution of the Cuban socialist project continues,” November 2, 2021

Cuba’s 2020 containment of COVID-19: A comprehensive scientifically-based plan,” November 5, 2021

The Cuban COVID-19 war of 2021: Sovereignty preserved; a comprehensive plan in place,” November 9, 2021

The rendering of accounts in Cuba:  Renewing People’s Power, the essence of Cuban democracy,” November 12, 2021

Counterrevolutionary N15 plan fails:  The people of Cuba support the socialist government,” November 16, 2021

Understanding the Cuban Revolution: An institutionalized subterranean voice of critique, and its subtext,” November 19, 2021

The political legacy of Fidel Castro: Fidel passed from this world five years ago today,” November 25, 2021

China

China and the Left: A socialist forum,” September 24, 2021

No Cold War against China!!! A critical review of the September 25 Peace Forum,” 9/28/2021

“China and the Third World: The construction of an alternative, more just world-system,” 10/1/2021

“The Continuity of the Chinese Socialist Project: How do real revolutions today understand themselves?” October 5, 2021

Political Structures in Socialist China: A people’s alternative to Western representative democracy,” October 8, 2021

The Propaganda War against China: Capitalism and imperialism in decadence,” October 12, 2021

“Xi Jinping proposes Global Development Initiative: The President of China seeks win-win cooperation,” October 19, 2021

“Europe and the Cold War against China: The need for a more rational, pluripolar world order,” October 26, 2021

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

North Korea: Beyond US propaganda: The DPRK’s struggle for independence and unification,” November 26, 2021

The Juche idea of Korea:  Marx reformulated in the context of the colonial situation,” November 30, 2021

North Korea defends its independence: Mutually beneficial trade and mutually assured destruction,” December 3, 2021

Nicaragua

Nicaragua withdraws from OAS: Sandinistas reject false charge of undemocratic elections,” November 23, 2021

Race

The black awakening of 1964 to 1972,” April 16, 2021

The black middle class defends its interests,” April 20, 2021

What became of the vision of black power?”, April 23, 2021

The Rainbow Coalition challenges the establishment,” April 27, 2021

Identity politics crashes; the elite-supported woke comes to the rescue,” 4/30/2021

How to be an antiracist, by Ibram Kendi: A critique,” May 4, 2021

Racism, Ideology, Elite Interests, and the Nation,” May 7, 2021

Free Black Thought,” May 11, 2021

US Slavery in historical and global context: Replying to the mis-teachings of critical race theory,” June 1, 2021

Rescuing American History from Race Hustlers: An alternative theory and practice,” June 4, 2021

Converting abortion into an issue of race: Are opponents of abortion racist?” September 21, 2021

July 4th commemoration

The July 4, 1776 Founding of the American Republic: We hold these truths to be self-evident,” July 2, 2021

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