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The Classy Dictatorship of Democracy

The Classy Dictatorship of Democracy

The mantle of democracy is a heavy one; as a rhetorical device it’s frequently evoked across the political spectrum, from parliamentary republics to communist dictatorships The Cold War was rife with democratic rhetoric, with western capitalist heads of state declaring their passion for democracy as the reason for foreign interventions to prevent the spread of …
The Golden Fetish

The Golden Fetish

As our political discourse continues to swirl downward towards the event horizon of golden-plated toilet bowl, there is one issue that usually dominates the elite airwaves and news sites but has been placed relatively on the back burner this year until just recently: the Federal Reserve Shrinking the enormous balance sheet, unwinding all their $45 …
Childlike Reaction

Childlike Reaction

Photo Credit: Bat’ko   Bullshit has it that Gen Z is more conservative that millennials Articles on the topic have been published on newspapers and magazines here and there, rightists repeat it when they have the chance but there are many questions left unanswered about these statements, what’s the definition of Gen Z In what …
Bad Pizza Breeds Bad Politics

Bad Pizza Breeds Bad Politics

We’ve seen the gaudiness of the Trump empire The gold, the paintings of the Donald, Melania’s expensive dresses, Barron’s ginormous stuffed lion, etcetera etcetera But less is said on the crass opulence of pizza mogul “Papa” John Schnatter, and the castle he’s built in Louisville, Kentucky Schnatter doesn’t live in a house as much as a …
The Production of Rubble

The Production of Rubble

Editors Note: I’d like to thank Point Zero for putting together this incredibly well researched and insightful piece He is perhaps a bit more pessimistic than I am about the Rojavan project, if they do manage to maintain genuine democratic institutions in the civil war and beyond they will have accomplished something that has perhaps …
Rise of the Radical Reporter

Rise of the Radical Reporter

Photo Credit: Rachel Corey Editor’s Note:  While we’re not exactly an anarchist journal, we are delighted to have this piece by Dr Bones, and certainly the lessons he brings up can be applied just as easily to the broader communist and socialist movements  Crowned heads, wealth and privilege may well tremble should ever again the …
Revolt of the Lonely Masses

Revolt of the Lonely Masses

In Angela Nagle’s exceptionally in depth analysis of the culture wars dating back to 2009, beyond the detailed description of constant reaction, ideological fault lines and literary call-backs, there was perhaps one founding bit of material analysis that lies at the heart of her thesis Online reactionary politics, in particular it’s resurgence in the past …
Introduction: To Haunt the 21st Century

Introduction: To Haunt the 21st Century

Quite a few people asked me about the name of this journal, it was mostly curious inquiries but there was some criticism as well The word Spectre conjures many different connotations, none more omnipresent than the opening passages of the Communist Manifesto itself, but it doesn’t end there, we can’t forget the evil spy organization …
The Third World Cannot Bring Global Socialism

The Third World Cannot Bring Global Socialism

At once, China’s roots in Maoism and its desire for the official status of a market economy may seem like a contradiction, especially when compared to the situation in several ostensibly capitalist democratic European countries, such as Spain, France, Britain and Italy, which have all become more suspicious of international market forces But, when put …
Welcome to Spectre Rouge

Welcome to Spectre Rouge

Spectre Rouge is an up and coming online journal for politics, philosophy and internet culture Brought to you from the darkest reaches of the interwebs, we’re here to present an alternative anti-establishment voice for change and thought in an era torn apart by identity politics and impersonal economic forces Our first Issue will be released …