VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY

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Understanding the world by learning its truths.



First created for our fraternal site Cyrano’s JournalVIRTUAL UNIVERSITY is a space specifically devoted to materials that people should have acquired in college but for a variety of reasons, including the degradation of higher education in the United States  (making it more “vocational”), and the strong bourgeois bias that permeates all disciplines, never did.  Stay tuned, as we are still working on a very large curriculum backlog and more essays of lasting quality may be posted at any time.


 EMPOWERING ESSAYS

Unable to move or stand after suffering for her whole life in a factory farm, this pig was left to die.

“Blood and Soil”: Lierre Keith, Michael Pollan, and the Trouble with Locavore Politics

John Sanbonmatsu First iteration: August 16, 2011 The speciesism still rampant in too many people supposedly "on the left" is ...
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John Sanbonmatsu: The Drone Invasion

By John Sanbonmatsu Writer, Philosopher, and Magician Updated Feb 04, 2016 If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon (and ...
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Imperialism and Capitalism: Rethinking an Intimate Relationship

Henry Veltmeyer a∗ and James Petras b a Development Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas; b Sociology, Binghamton University The Escondida ...
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A Debasing Spectacle: Behind and Beyond the Latest Quadrennial Carnival

By PAUL STREET I spoke last April at San Diego State University about what two clever Left political scientists there ...
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Some Sober Lessons for Bernie Sanders Supporters

By GARY LEUPP As the wizard Gandalf declared during the darkest hour: “There never was much hope… Just a fool’s ...
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South Korean Man Questions Anti-Communist Dogma

Andre Vltchek Itinerant Philosopher and Journalist "The coarse lies of the ROK’s central intelligence against North Korea, which used to ...
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SPECIAL BONUS ESSAYS
 • JOEL KOVEL: THE ENEMY OF NATURE
How Capitalism is on a Collision Course With Nature
• STEVEN JONAS, MD, MPH
BEYOND FINANCING AND PAYMENTS: PROBLEMS FACED BY THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
• BLASE BONPANE COMMENTARY ON POPE FRANCIS 2ND ENCYCLICAL LAUDATO SI (Praise Be to You)
• RUSSIAN FEDERATION MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: WHITE BOOK ON VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW IN UKRAINE (April 2014) 


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