Bootstraps ideology and the 2020 primaries

Capitalism always downplays the challenges faced by the working class.

I’m tempted to say that it was Marx who taught us that there are limits to our political agency — that we make our own history, but do not make it as we please — but that is not quite right. This is a lesson that we learn when we’re children. For Freud, it was the lesson: you want your mother, but the world tells you that you cannot have her, and you ei…

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