Day: January 16, 2011

Christina Green's Civics Lesson

Wherein the author offers an apt summation of the rot at the core of the American political system. Last week, Christina Green got a lesson in American government and politics. The rest of us, apparently, did not. DAVID MICHAEL GREEN  |  1.17.11 | [print_link]     Christina was a nine year-old kid, just elected to student council. She decided to seeContinue reading

The Logic of Imperial Insanity and the Road to World War III

Defining the Imperial Stratagem By Andrew Gavin Marshall  |Global Research, January 14, 2011 [print_link] In the late 1990s Brzezinski wrote up the design for America’s imperial project in the 21st century in his book, “The Grand Chessboard.” He stated bluntly that, “it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America,” andContinue reading

HOWARD ZINN: A people's war? (Part 2)

Excerpted from A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Howard Zinn Chapter 16: A PEOPLE’S WAR?  [PART TWO]  For Part 1, click here [print_link] But there was no organized Negro opposition to the war. In fact, there was little organized opposition from any source. The Communist party was enthusiastically in support. The Socialist party was divided, unable to make a clearContinue reading

HOWARD ZINN: A people's war? (Part One)

Excerpted from A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Howard Zinn Chapter 16: A PEOPLE’S WAR?  [PART ONE]  For Part Two click here “We, the governments of Great Britain and the United States, in the name of India, Burma, Malaya, Australia, British East Africa, British Guiana, Hong Kong, Siam, Singapore, Egypt, Palestine, Canada, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, asContinue reading

ARCHIVES: Air America—gone and already forgotten

Liberalism revisited, with same results.   By Louis Proyect / January 23, 2010  [print_link]  It was perhaps more than just a coincidence that Air America, a radio network established in 2004 as a liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh and company, announced that it was going out of business just two days after a Republican candidate won Ted Kennedy’s seat inContinue reading