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1984–trumped

Little Sister says, “Now is the time to read or re-read George Orwell’s 1984. It is available online.

1984 is a disturbing portrayal of perpetual war, massive propaganda, government control of the media, and ubiquitous surveillance. Published in 1949, it is a chilling nightmare of a novel foretelling a future … Continue reading

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Globalization for good (Globalization, Part 2)

Liberal economists—the ones ballyhooing about the benefits of unfettered capitalism–have gleefully co-opted the term “globalization.”… Continue reading

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9/11 and the imminent demise of democracy

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrhFc2kIsP4

Realistically, we should remember that some people celebrated the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001, with glee.

Their wildest dream was coming true.
All those millions of American TVs tuned in to death, destruction, and devastation.
All that fear and anger!
It was better even than the Gulf of Tonkin!

I am not talking about Arabs or Muslims, the vast majority of whom … Continue reading

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September 15: International Day of Democracy

Achieving and maintaining democracy—“government of the people, by the people, for the people”[i]–is an ongoing challenge. Perhaps President Lincoln had no alternative to preserving the Union than to wage war, but the wounds of that deadly conflict can still be … Continue reading

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