Category: CULTURAL SAVAGERY

ISIS

The Massacre of Mosul: More Than 40,000 Civilians Feared DeadAs

Mr Zebari accuses the government in Baghdad, of which he was until recently a member, of not doing enough to relieve the suffering. “Sometimes you might think the government is indifferent to what has happened,” he said. He doubts ifREAD ON

PATRIOTISM

Any attempt to articulate an appropriate object of patriotic love and loyalty falls apart quickly. When I make this argument, I am often told that I simply don’t understand, that patriotism is as much about feeling as it is aboutREAD ON

Five American Pastimes, Six Dark Ironies: Reflections on Alexandria

A third irony is that Hodgkinson’s act seems almost calculated to generate sympathy for a party, the arch-plutocratic Republicans, that Noam Chomsky has called “the most dangerous organization in human history.” No love for the dismal, neoliberal, dollar-drenched, imperial, andREAD ON

Ashes to Ashes for Get-Rich Britain

In the British general election earlier this month, Labour has found a real leader with Jeremy Corbyn. His forthright manifesto for a socialist alternative to the giant neoliberal scam has resonated with a whole new generation. There is a palpable sense that if anotherREAD ON

The political significance of the shooting attack on US congressmen

Dismissing Hodgkinson as deranged, let alone evil, is a facile and false explanation for Wednesday’s shooting. This is an event that requires a political explanation. While it is legitimate for Sanders to clearly reject the act, he made no attemptREAD ON

Qatar and the forty thieves

What is different in those scenarios was that the fate of Assad was sealed by his people, and the support he received from his people and friends of Syria, but what is the likelihood of the Qatari Royals receiving suchREAD ON

Let’s Face It: Western-Backed Radical Islamists Are Dangerous

Column: Society | Region: Central Asia In further understanding the insanity of radical islamists, add to the trauma of war, the more conservative and strict parenting styles which are more typical among conservative Sunni Muslims, but widely rejected by western societies. While corporal punishmentREAD ON