US Training Nazis, Western Media Providing Cover

By Eric Draiser It has become a popular position both in the mainstream and pseudo-alternative media, and among those on the Russophobic left, to downplay the significant fascist influence on the political and military institutions, as well as the cultural character of the “New Ukraine.” Quite often, the reality of… Read the rest

Rethinking Michael Eric Dyson’s Attack on Cornel West The Perils of Being a Public Intellectual

By Henry A. Giroux (Photo: Michael Eric Dyson by Jean Song.) Michael Eric Dyson has launched in the New Republic a bitter attack on Cornel West.[1] At the heart of Dyson’s critique is a discourse that engages in character assassination but not before he makes clear what is really at… Read the rest

Domestic Terrorism, Youth and the Politics of Disposability

By Henry A. Giroux (Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt / wikipedia.) “The danger is that a global, universally interrelated civilization may produce barbarians from its own midst by forcing millions of people into conditions which, despite all appearances, are the conditions of savages.” – Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism… Read the rest
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EYE ON THE MEDIA: How Reliable Is Reuters?

Eric Zuesse Defence Mnister Sergei Shoigu: everything he asserts is true (verifiable) and morally valid, yet Reuters presents it as false and inflammatory. People see their own nation, and foreign nations, through the filter of the press that’s available to them; so, if that filter is systematically distorting (distorting in… Read the rest

The War on Terrorism Targets Democracy Itself

By Henry A. Giroux, Contributing Editor (SWAT team by Raul645 / wikipedia.) George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society casts a dark shadow over the United States. The consequences can be seen clearly in the ongoing and ruthless assault on the social state, workers, unions, higher education, students, poor… Read the rest

A guide to understanding our times

By William T. Hathaway Review of Recollection of Things Learned: Remembering Socialism  by Gaither Stewart Gaither Stewart is a man of passions. In The Europe Trilogy he shared with us his passion for international espionage and intrigue. In Voices from Pisalocca he shared his passion for village life in his… Read the rest

Neo-Liberalism’s Gambit Against Imperialism’s ‘Development’

By Mateo  Pimentel (Copacabana beach by Gustavo Facci.) The North-centric and Western version of development history begins in 19th century Europe, the mythic seedbed of global development itself. Sandra Halperin describes some of the historians in her book, Re-Envisioning Global Development: A Horizontal Perspective, who tout Europe’s “dynamic developments” as… Read the rest
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