The U.S. as a one-party state, and the class-character of governments

Christian Patterson 2018-12-24 Underground Mall Merry Christmas! The U.S. is a one-party state. There are two major parties, and both of them represent the capitalist class. They just have different views (except not that different) about how to manage the capitalist class (because government is the management department of an economy), and non-economic social issues. Historically, … Continue reading The U.S. as a one-party state, and the class-character of governments

Private Security and de-Monopolized Violence

Christian Patterson 2018-11-18 Underground Mall In this post, I will try to explain Max Weber’s idea of “Monopoly of/on Violence”. I will try to explain how this idea ties into different ways of conceptualizing power and states. Finally, I will tie everything together, and talk about what de-monopolizing violence would look like, and the role … Continue reading Private Security and de-Monopolized Violence