Perils of Parliamentary Immersion

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Three years ago, in 2012, Initiative for Democratic Socialism(IDS) didn’t actually exist. It was just a small group of some 20 citizens aiming to change the world. Three years later…

The fight for socialism in Slovenia

I’ve been a bit off the radar lately, a monstrous paper including more statistics then I would ever wish for had hijacked my life, nonetheless I did survive and will be posting more regularly again. Disclaimer: This is an interview I gave for the LeftEast webpage in August 2014, it was immediately after early parliamentary elections on…

Reading Lenin

Lenin Rediscovered: What Is To Be Done? In Context, Lars T. Lih, Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2008. It is a rare and extraordinary opportunity that one has the chance to enjoy a study of such depth and significance that Lars T. Lih has written. In every science there is a number of subjects and fundamental ideas…

Death, taxes and taxis

“Taxi, anyone?” I’ve decided to devote my first post to taxis. Most of us have had experiences with riding taxis and it is likely that we will have many more. Once reserved only for the wealthiest, taxis are now more affordable. The rich, I mean really rich, don’t have to bother about getting a taxi…