About Ruskinia

The real science of political economy, which has yet to be distinguished from the bastard science, as medicine from witchcraft, and astronomy from astrology, is that which teaches nations to desire and labour for the things that lead to life: and which teaches them to scorn and destroy the things that lead to destruction.

Ruskinia is a blog of news and polemic dedicated to the proliferation of new counterculture, the exposure of the injustices of the neoliberal system, and the inspiration of the young adult generation. It is written in the spirit of Marxist diagnostics and the writings of John Ruskin, its namesake.

I am a journalism graduate student at Columbia University. I am interested in the reporting and commentary surrounding labor, leftist sociopolitical movements, crony capitalism, and the culture and politics of the Arab World.

Comments are welcomed and encouraged!

Chris Gelardi — c.gelardi@columbia.edu