Beyond Liberal Pieties: the Radical Challenge for Journalism

Main cover image:  What working journalists typically fail to see is that they rarely challenge the dominant culture’s ideological assumptions—that capitalism is a fair and just system, U.S. domination of the world promotes peace and freedom, and U.S. society moves steadily toward greater fairness on race and gender. A more radical journalism that eschewed liberal pieties would help a society transcendContinue reading

The Fog of Cold War

By John V. Walsh Of course it is not clear who was using whom here.  But we can think of a latter day equivalent in Bush 2 time when neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz dominated the Pentagon.  As they ginned up the War on Iraq, it was all too clear that their loyalty to Israel came into play.  For while theContinue reading

What’s All the Hullaballoo?

Dispatches from Deena Stryker “Presidents cannot accept gifts or business from foreigners.  It’s against the ‘emoluments clause’.” So said a knowledgeable MSNBC contributor Tuesday night, after President Trump warmly congratulated Turkey President Erdogan for winning a referendum that will give him almost unlimited power for the next seven years. He is being raked over the coals, not so much forContinue reading