Michael E. Berumen, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Michael E. Berumen

The Ontology, Mythology, and End of Race

By Michael E. Berumen There are three major forces of our own manufacture that serve to alienate large swaths of people from one another and engender all manner of evil in our species. These are ancient forces; however, they are neither intractable nor ineradicable. One is the extremes of inequality in wealth (and hence, power),…

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Meme: The Trump Cult

When someone chooses belief over evidence, we have a cult…and a problem.   Editor’s note: readers may have missed several stories that were posted to LR Net during the brief period when we were off the air. That being case, we will be reposting them over the next few days. This is one such story.

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A Précis on Reparations: A Moral Imperative

By Michael E. Berumen We often think of reparations in terms of its juridical denotation, that of a criminal compensating a victim for injuries she has incurred. It is a legal remedy intended as both retribution and as a form of restitution for the victims. Such reparations could be made by an individual or even…

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Kings, Queens, and Jokers

There’s something to be said for monarchy. Not the kind that entails absolute power as enjoyed by the likes of Louis IV, Henry VIII, or Catherine the Great. I have in mind something rather different, something that bears greater similarity to what the Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Realms has today, that is,…

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On Patriotism

Reflections on its Scope and Limits and the Priority of Justice By Michael E. Berumen Some years ago, I read something in the newspaper that Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt said about patriotism that has stuck with me. To paraphrase, he said that it was glib and facile to think patriotism merely means love of country,…

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Older Now

Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson are Hittin ‘em where it Hurts   Editor’s Note: LR Net doesn’t usually run music criticism. However, this piece, by Michael E. Berumen, seems to us to be important on both an aesthetic and also a political level. In it, Berumen looks at a recent work by Miley Cyrus and…

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Speaker Pelosi Liberals: Get on Board

By Michael E. Berumen      A new Speaker of the House will be elected by the incoming Democratic majority soon. Not nearly soon enough for many of us. The Minority Leader and former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, remains the odds-on favorite to ascend to the role, one that is perhaps more important than it has been…

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Trumpism is Racist and Misogynistic

By Michael E. Berumen It is time for liberals in the broadest sense of the term to come to grips with something many have avoided, heretofore–––­­­partly from gentility, partly from denial, and partly from benign ignorance. It is obvious that to support Donald J. Trump as President of the United States is, in effect, to…

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On Fascism

By Michael E. Berumen   The appellation fascist or fascism has been applied to many people and movements over the years, and more often than not, it has been used incorrectly etymologically, that is, in terms of its historical and philosophical origins. Most often it has been used by the left to describe people or…

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