An interesting post regarding the death tolls of communism and capitalism

An interesting post regarding the death tolls of communism and capitalism. (Usually the counts of the former assume the count of the latter is 0. So any lives cut short by (the implementation of) communism count, but any lives saved are not subtracted.) I remain convinced the word “communism” should be thrown out, except perhaps in technical contexts. In popular contexts people associate it with … Continue reading An interesting post regarding the death tolls of communism and capitalism

Bring on disambiguated terminology (CSSism vs Communism)

I say with some regularity a lot of words need to be abandoned because they’re always contorted and the discussion goes off the rails pursuing the One True Definition of a word. But perhaps more imagination needs to be developed before the lexical space can be sorted out. Take “communism” and “leftism” for example. The former many people associate with the stuff Stalin did rather … Continue reading Bring on disambiguated terminology (CSSism vs Communism)