MICHAEL HOWARD—A few polemics were attempted. Asked by a CNN colleague for his personal reaction, everyone’s favorite talking head, the venerable Don Lemon, had this to say: “An animal who gets eaten doesn’t get eaten because of their gender.” True enough: they get eaten because of their species, hence the term everyone is having so much difficulty with.READ ON
K J NOH— Santa’s sleigh of mystification flies triumphally in the dusk of reason, against the harsh, dark night of capitalism. It’s incumbent on those of us with thinking minds and caring hearts, to eschew this palliative narcotic and to aspire for ourselves and others, the true flight that a critical, liberated mind can attain, to struggle for the heights of justice, equality, solidarity.READ ON
ED CURTIN—while Van Gogh sought reality by breaking the mold, the rich and powerful have devoured the results of his efforts and have transposed them into commodities. Last year, his painting, Laboureur Dans Un Champ, painted from an asylum where he had committed himself, sold for $ 81.3 million at Christie’s after a frenetic auction.READ ON
From our Spanish TGP series:
Atilio Boron, a leading left political activist and well known sociologist in Argentina and Latin America is interviewed by Jorge Geloso about Argentina’s impending economic and political crisis accelerated by the election of Washington’s new Trojan horse in the Southern Cone, Mauricio Macri, a tool of internaitonal capital and point man for the Argentinian comprador elites. (Spanish language).