Monthly Archives: May 2013

Against the Drumbeat of War: Wise and Cautious Reactions to 9-11

We do well to remember, with Randolph Borne, that “War is the Health of the State.” The public is driven, by panic and patriotic fervor, to go against its better judgment. We beat the drum to our urge for revenge, … Continue reading

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Bill Maher and Glenn Greenwald on US legacy in Middle East (the Liberal and the Left)

On one side, the reflexive defense of the US as World Savior and benevolent Planetary Patriarch. On the other side, consistent moral principles and a basic knowledge of history. From 4:50:

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As Bangladesh factory death toll rises, some background

This is excerpted from documentation compiled in N. Chomksy’s Year 501, 1993. The wealth of the colonies returned to Britain, creating huge fortunes. By 1700, the East India Company accounted for “above half the trade of the nation,” one contemporary … Continue reading

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