Trump’s renewed assault on democracy

With many pointing to the revival of US neoliberal imperialism under Joe Biden, this article by Daniel Lazare highlights Trump’s continued hold over the Republican Party.  Trump’s authoritarian Right populism still his waiting for Biden’s inevitable faltering, the first signs of which are already emerging. Trump’s cult of the personality is taking on Bonapartist traits.…

US Crisis And Repocratic Politics

In the following two articles, Daniel Lazare looks at the legacy of ‘Repocratic’ politics. in the USA. In the first he emphasises the role of the US constitution in creating the stalemate in US politics. In the second he shows how Trump has boxed Biden in over US Middle East policy. This follows the Democrats’…

The Weimarisation Of US Politics

Daniel Lazare makes a comparison between pre-Hitler Germany and politics in the USA today. Is the US nearing its Weimar moment? At first glance, any such analogy seems over the top. The Weimar Republic was born amid imperial defeat, revolution and civil war – a period that began when sailors mutinied in the Baltic port…

JOE BIDEN – RACIST AND SEXIST

We are posting these two articles which challenge those following Bernie Sanders in giving their support to Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate. The first article, by Daniel Lazare, takes up Biden’s appalling record of racism; the second by Tatiana Cozzarelli, his record of sexism. 1. THE BIDEN DISASTER – Daniel Lazare (https://daniellazare.com/about/) 2.…

BERNIE SANDERS AND THE US STATE

Bernie Sanders has withdrawn his challenge to become the  Democrat Party  candidate for US presidency. In this follow-up article (http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2020/03/08/bernie-sanders-and-the-us-constitution-explosive-contradictions/) Daniel Lazare highlights one of the key weaknesses of Sanders’ bid, his failure to challenge the US constitution.  Sanders’ acceptance of the existing state  constitution is something he shares with Jeremy Corbyn, something we have…

BERNIE SANDERS AND THE US CONSTITUTION – EXPLOSIVE CONTRADICTIONS

The following article by Daniel Lazare was written in the first stage of the US presidential primaries when Bernie Sanders was in the lead, before the Right in the Democratic Party united behind Joe Biden on Super Tuesday. Sanders could still recover. This article though examines the unique nature of the US party system and…