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

 

The Super Patriotic Draft Dodger’s Rag: “Fire the Son-of-a-Bitch”

So I wish you well, Sarge, give 'em Hell! Kill me a thousand or so And if you ever get ...
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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “Vietnam War”: Some Predictions

by PAUL STREET   This Essay is an Experiment How Ken Burns and Lynn Novick became the semi-official film documentarians of ...
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Fool Me Twice: Trojan Horse Democrats Pile Into the House of Single-Payer

 The “public option” does not make healthcare a right; it maintains it as a commodity that you have to buy ...
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The killing of history

One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors ...
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Condemned to Repeat It: History as Rerun

European essayist George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is repeated, ...
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On the Road to Extinction: Maybe it’s Not All About Us

We share this planet; we do not own it. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR THE ANIMALS TODAY? by ELIZABETH WEST ...
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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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