Peter Bloom

Peter Bloom

Dr. Peter Bloom is a lecturer in the Department of People and Organizations at the Open University. He has published widely on issues of 21st-century democracy, politics, and economics in both scholarly journals and in publications including the Washington Post, The New Statesman, Roar, Open Democracy, The Conversation, and Common Dreams. His books include Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization and Beyond Power and Resistance: Politics at the Radical Limits released in November 2016.

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Incumbent Lessons: What Obama’s Presidency Can Teach Sanders’ Revolution
Bernie Sander’s call for political revolution is taking much of the country by storm. Once a fringe candidate, he has surged in the polls to legitimately challenging frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination with a resounding win in New Hampshire. More than just taking on...
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The Failed Record of the Establishment: Why Talk Is Cheap in 2016
The 2016 election is defying traditional political expectations. On the Democratic side the once inevitable frontrunner Hillary Clinton is fighting off a surging Bernie Sanders while Donald Trump has emerged as an unexpected and dangerous frontrunner for the Republicans. It appears that this is the...
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Monday, February 01, 2016
Democratic Myths: Challenging Mainstream Misconceptions Before the Iowa Caucus
After months of campaigning and speculation, the 2016 Presidential election is finally about to begin. The Iowa caucus is the first stop in what is shaping up to be a landmark election. While Republican deal with the rise of Trump, the Democrats are locked in a battle between the establishment...
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Monday, January 25, 2016
Off With Their Heads! Why Change Demands Progressive Hearts, Not Centrist Brains
The Iowa caucus is only a week away and the Democratic race for the presidency has seemingly been turned upside down. The once inevitable nominee Hillary Clinton is experiencing déjà vu from 2008 as her poll numbers continue to slide . Yet this year her upstart challenger is not the hopeful Barack...
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Friday, December 18, 2015
Can Star Wars Be A Force for Revolution, Not Just Empire?
The new Star Wars movie is opening this week to massive fanfare and rave critical reviews. It promises to be the biggest blockbuster of the holiday season – and perhaps ever . Much of its cross generational appeal lies in its telling of an epic adventure “a long long time ago in a galaxy far far...
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
Beware the Moderate Extremists in Syria and at Home
The question of how and whether to bomb Syria continues to dominate headlines around the world. For much of the Western political establishment, it is seen as a necessary and urgent measure to fight terrorism domestically and internationally. In the face of such triumphant rhetoric, are growing...
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Friday, November 20, 2015
'Terrorism for Dummies': Clinton’s Neo-Conservativsm Is Simply Dangerous
A supposedly key advantage of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president is her superior knowledge of foreign policy. Conventional political wisdom suggests that her time as Senator and Secretary of State provides her with an edge over her less experienced rivals – in either Party. This is despite...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Revolution or Rhetoric?
The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is intensifying as the Iowa caucus approaches. Clinton’s once thought inevitable victory is threatened by Sander’s progressive populist message. Initially the competition was thought to be between the “...
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