Category: AMERICAN STUDIES

How radicals are offering realistic solutions to our spiraling political problems

It’s hard to imagine a decent human future — perhaps any human future at all — if these radical ideas are not part of the mix. “Radical” is often used as a political insult, suggesting people who focus on violenceREAD ON

Middle East on brink of a wider war

The newly-installed Saudi heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vowed last month to ensure that a war with Iran would be fought on Iranian, not Saudi, soil. The crown prince is publicly acknowledged to be the architect of the brutalREAD ON

Health care and the fight for socialism

What is involved here is a social counterrevolution. It has been underway for more than four decades, under Democratic as well as Republican administrations. It was accelerated under the Obama administration following the Wall Street crash of 2008. With theREAD ON

A spook comes out of the woodwork to attack Brad Pitt’s War Machine

Kassel presents the 16-year US-led intervention in Afghanistan as “a war effort that, while certainly replete with absurdities and mistakes, was and continues to be fought by men and women who are dedicated to improving the security of the UnitedREAD ON

NY Times: Are Little China Girls Ever Gonna Fall for Modern Love?

Like I told my 4th wife just before we signed our pre-nup: Love is really all about material benefits. Luckily, the New York Times never, ever takes their eye off that ball. “Both of them advise women to manipulate men toREAD ON

Israel’s Fire Support For Its Al-Qaeda Mercenaries Started Three Years Ago

On 23 June [2014], Israel targeted nine Syrian army positions with tank fire and air strikes after mortar fire from the Syrian side the previous day killed an Israeli civilian. Israel’s assessment is that most of these incidents are dueREAD ON