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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."

The true true story of Bill the Butcher

The true true story of Bill the Butcher

William Poole, the original street tough "Bill the Butcher" played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York, was the real thing, a brutal, homegrown racist and fascist way before the term was invented to define his typology. He would ...
Daniel Day Lewis as "Bill the Butcher" in Scorsese's Gangs of New York.

Is the "Tea Party" Really An Appropriate Name?

By Rowan Wolf [print_link] First calling themselves "tea baggers" - thanks to lack of cultural knowledge about the sexual nature of that term - increasingly this nation-wide collection of populace is being referred to as the "Tea Party." While it ...
Far from steering away from Wall Street control, Obama has reinforced their hold on the nation's destiny.

One year since the election of Barack Obama

By Patrick Martin, WSWS 4 November 2009  [print_link] One year ago today, on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama won the US presidential election in what was, for all practical purposes, a political rout. The Democratic candidate defeated his Republican rival ...
Bush II: A difference without a distinction.

The Warlords of America

Dateline: August 23, 2004 Bush May Be the Lesser Evil By JOHN PILGER  [print_link] Editor's Note: The deep political malaise evidenced by the betrayals of the Democrats and the sheer criminal bankruptcy of the Republicans underscores the fact that Americans ...
Snarling bastard: Lord Griffiths--one of many privileged scumbags polluting the planet.

Public must learn to 'tolerate the inequality' of bonuses, says Goldman Sachs vice-chairman

Bankers' soaring pay is an investment in the economy, Lord Griffiths tells public meeting on City morality [print_link] One of the City's leading figures has suggested that inequality created by bankers' huge salaries is a price worth paying for greater ...
America has always been enveloped in a self-serving tissue of lies

America has always been enveloped in a self-serving tissue of lies

The Myth of “America” by Dahr Jamail and Jason Coppola [print_link] October 12th, 2009 | T r u t h o u t Happy Columbus Day Columbus sailed the ocean blue in Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two … May the spirit of ...
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