ED CURTIN—”Street journalism has its limitations. It needs to be placed in a larger context. Our world is indeed without end and the heat of the moment needs the coolness of time. The bird that dives to the ground to seize a crumb of bread returns to the treetop to survey the larger scene. Breslin and Hamill stuck to the ground where the bread lay…”
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STEVE ALMOND—In a 1906 address at Carnegie Hall entitled “Taxes and Morals,” Mark Twain lambasted plutocrats who advertised their piety while lying about their incomes. “I know all those people,” Twain noted. “I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.” He said that word—criminal—knowing that many of these folks were seated in the gallery before him. Twain had this to say about the patriotism of his day: “The Patriot did not know just how or when or where he got his opinions, neither did he care, so long as he was with what seemed the majority—which was the main thing, the safe thing, the comfortable thing.”
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A WIDE-RANGING INTERVIEW WITH THE SAKER AND SOUTHFRONT EXPERTS ON THE CRISES INVOLVING SYRIA, UKRAINE AND OTHER FLASHPOINTS.
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Our Hidden History: Published on Nov 4, 2016 / Lecture on Marxism & Capitalism
Michael Parenti is a brilliant orator and one of this country’s foremost independent political analysts. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including ‘Democracy for the Few’, ‘The Face of Imperialism’ and ‘The Assassination of Julius Caesar’.
Recorded in Northridge, CA on April 04, 1990.
ERIC SCHECHTER—Those are not just superficial aberrations. No matter how you “reform” capitalism, it will still be based on not sharing, if it is still in any sense capitalism. There is no kinder, gentler capitalism. If you want to ban mean and vicious alligators from the swimming pool, you’ll have to ban ALL the alligators from the swimming pool.