Joseph R. Stromberg

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The Prairie Populist Historian
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The Prairie Populist Historian

William Appleman Williams (1921-1990) was dean of the New Left School of American diplomatic history. As one of the most influential American historians in the ’60s and ’70s, he gained a national audience for his anti-war, anti-globalist, and anti-imperial views.

Remembering Albert Jay Nock
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Remembering Albert Jay Nock

As a conservative “anarchist” and non-interventionist with anti-vocational views on education, Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945) can seem paradoxical. His influence was lasting and he took unconventional stances on many topics. He viewed conservatism as primarily cultural, anarchism as radical decentralization,

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Global Democracy, Ideology, Empire

Today, as state-sponsored American corporatism is being extended around the globe, we are witnessing a gross overproduction of official ideology—the rhetoric of human rights, democracy, and free trade—which conceals some sordid realities. With the state replacing God as the source

The State as Rabble-Rouser
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The State as Rabble-Rouser

Michael Mann has long been the most interesting exponent of what might be called British post-Marxist sociology.  In his essays in the Archives européennes de sociologie, his Sources of Social Power (two volumes), and other writings, Mann has applied