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

 

Where Did the Phrase “Tree-Hugger” Come From?

BRYAN FARRELL—Despite this powerful history of nonviolent resistance, we still consider tree hugger a derogatory term. Meanwhile, a current example ...
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The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen

DAVID W. PEAR—The US dominated United Nations adds a fig leaf of legality to the blockade, and a one-sided weapons ...
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Myth 5: The private sector is more efficient than the public sector

DINYAR GODREJ—Healthcare is where this myth is really given the lie. In the US, where healthcare spending is at its ...
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Empire Loyalists Grieve Resignation Of Moderate Psychopath Nikki Haley

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—But because she only advocates establishment-sanctioned mass murders (and perhaps partly because she wears the magical “Woman of Color” ...
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The Mainstream and the Margins: Noam Chomsky vs. Michael Parenti

LORENZO—oam Chomsky is, as anyone reading this knows, a linguist, MIT professor, and the English-speaking world’s foremost radical dissident intellectual ...
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Left Anticommunism: the unkindest cut (CLASSICAL ESSAY—REPOST)

MICHAEL PARENTI— Having never understood the role that existing communist powers played in tempering the worst impulses of Western capitalism, ...
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SPECIAL BONUS ESSAYS
 • JOEL KOVEL: THE ENEMY OF NATURE
How Capitalism is on a Collision Course With Nature
PATRICE GREANVILLE: UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN CAPITALISM 

• STEVEN JONAS, MD, MPH
BEYOND FINANCING AND PAYMENTS: PROBLEMS FACED BY THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
• RUSSIAN FEDERATION MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: WHITE BOOK ON VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW IN UKRAINE (April 2014) 
JOHN PILGER: THE ISSUE IS NOT TRUMP, IT IS US.

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