MYTH-FREE HISTORY WITH JACQUES PAUWELS

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Rescuing our collective memory from the self-serving lies and obfuscations disseminated in all cultural ambits by the empire's apologists.

Jacques R. Pauwels is a people's historian. In the tradition pioneered by Marx and Engels, and continued by Michael Parenti,  Howard Zinn, Eric Hobsbawm, Leo Huberman, and others of similar merit, he writes history that is not only firmly grounded in truth but is aimed at liberating the mind from the claptrap of existing ruling class mythology. Pauwels has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University, and the University of Waterloo. His books include Big Business and Hitler, The Great Class War 1914-1918, and The Myth of the Good War. Says Prof. Gabriel Rockhill (Villanova Univ):

"Jacques Pauwels is hands down one of the most important historians writing today. His work combines profound erudition with pristine clarity. He has a unique ability to channel his expansive historical knowledge into pedagogical narratives that carefully walk the reader through extremely complex historical developments. The result is, quite simply, a series of the best books on modern and contemporary history that can—and should!—be read by both specialists and complete novices. Moreover, his commitment to the tradition of what Domenico Losurdo referred to as “counter-history” leads his readers through the looking glass, so to speak. Instead of the hackneyed stories peddled by the mainstream media and educational institutions, he delivers to his readers truly insightful, and sometimes surprising, accounts of what actually happened. His books are thus real page turners that are enthralling to read and amenable to a very large audience. I regularly teach his work and recommend it to students, professors and other interested parties. I have only heard praise of his work from those to whom I’ve recommended it."

HOWARD ZINN: A people's war?  (Part One)

HOWARD ZINN: A people's war? (Part One)

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The Democratic Party Debacle

The Democratic Party Debacle

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Dr. J.'s BF Commentary No. 155: The Wages of Hate: The Development of Political Homophobia

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By Steven Jonas | Crossposted at http://blog.buzzflash.com/jonas/206 HOMOPHOBIA HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. It turns up in the Old Testament of the Bible as well as in the New. The Republican Religious Right relies on that view in ...
Karzai—another Diem?

Hamid Karzai, R.I.P.

The rulers of the empire know damn well what they're doing in every corner of the earth, and the people should never be fooled by their public posturings and speeches. By Justin Raimondo Crossposted with Antiwar.com April 11, 2010  [print_link] ...
Jerusalem Holocaust Memorial & Palestinians’ Plight

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The evil at work in the Middle East is not so much a question of "Jewishness" as ideology, in this case Zionism.  What Israel is doing in the name of "self-defense" is a stain on the memory of countless Jews ...
Dr. J.’s BF Commentary No. 136: Financing Fascism, I

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While history does not repeat itself exactly, the past offers enormously important clues as to what we might be facing. Crossposted with http://blog.buzzflash.com/jonas/186 By Steven Jonas, MD, MPH  Dateline: Thu, 03/25/2010  [print_link] Fascism may be briefly defined as: “A politico-economic ...
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