ROBERT PARRY—Despite all the evidence of a U.S.-backed coup, The New York Times simply ignored the evidence, including the Nuland-Pyatt phone call, to announce that there never was a coup. The Times’ obeisance to the State Department’s false narrative is a good example of how theREAD ON
FAIR—To acknowledge that the US has looked upon mass murder as a positive project worth supporting is risky when the Times itself saw that same mass murder as worthy of support. It’s not that the Times‘ piece today is wholly uncritical; it even admits, in aREAD ON
GROVER FURR—The goal of my recent book, Yezhov vs. Stalin, is to identify the causes of, and properly locate the responsibility for, this mass repression. Historians of the Soviet Union have proposed several different explanations. My research concludes that all of them are fundamentally wrong.READ ON
The military might of the US not only serves to conquer influence if not territory abroad, but also to guarantee a continuation of concentrated power and wealth for the US elites. They buy their protection by greatly benefiting the military and this is a well-nighREAD ON
ANDRE DAMON—The last elections, Friedman asserts, show that Facebook and Twitter have “connected more people than they can manage and they’ve been naïve about how many bad guys were abusing their platforms.” These companies’ lack of “morals” was expressed in the insufficient enthusiasm with which theyREAD ON
SCOTT HUMOR—Facebook also can claim with plausible deniability that they are ignorant of the fact that people behind the Internet Research Agency troll hoax were proved by Russian courts to be affiliated with the CIA, while people who have been acting as the “witnesses” toREAD ON
ED CURTIN—The basic way people’s thinking is controlled today is by confusing them and creating a perpetual state of mental vertigo. Muddled and disordered by double-speak, illogical reporting, and a kaleidoscopic merry-go-round of conflicting reports, the average person is reduced to a mental mess.