Month: October 2015

In Praise of Margaret Thatcher

By Keir Martland Margaret Thatcher won the 1979 General Election after the vote of no confidence in Jim Callaghan’s government. Callaghan had not been particularly disastrous as Prime Minister until the winter of 1978/9, the so-called Winter of Discontent. Thatcher then proceeded to transform this country from a […]

Horizontal Collaboration

A raunchily revisionist review by Ann Sterzinger. Sheds more light on the Conflict Without Heroes that was World War II. __________________ Is present-day Paris more puritanical than it was under the Nazis? I’d love to simply dwell on the jaunty visual attractiveness—not to mention the entertainment and historical […]

Noam Chomsky interviewed by Abby Martin

In this episode of teleSUR’s The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky. Prof. Chomsky comments on the presidential primary “extravaganza,” the movement for Bernie Sanders, the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, the bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, modern-day libertarianism […]

J’accuse: Leftist intellectuals turn right

From Politico. Onfray’s book on atheism lies half-read on my print-pile; maybe one day, I’ll actually lay hands on it again. ~MRDA~ _________________ Unusual ideological bedfellows in France are uniting against globalization and the euro. By Pierre Briançon 10/16/15, 5:30 AM CET Updated 10/16/15, 7:14 PM CET PARIS […]

Either Way, It’s American Displacement Day

The Infernal take on “Columbus Day”. _________________ Yesterday yielded another round of commotion regarding the infamous Christopher Columbus, designated “discoverer” of the so-called “New World” (Leif Erikson moans from Midgard!). No doubt, the less-than-vocal majority of Statesiders were simply thrilled to get a day off from work; the […]

A New Anarchist Economic Paradigm

From Will Schnack: “Consider purchasing a book, and helping a young farmer-philosopher to subsist! It’s quality material, and I have been blessed to have receieved some favorable responses from some of my own favorite authors, including the infamous mutualist, Kevin Carson, and a more personal inspiration to me, […]

Wolf Country

By William T. Hathaway This year marks the 20th anniversary of wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park. From 66 released originally they’ve increased to over 300 and are no longer endangered. That they thrive here is not surprising, for they are creatures of this raw land in a […]

The University is the New Church

By Aleksey Bashtavenko Random Meanderings Academic Composition In the Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes repeatedly expressed concerns that the Church and the University had the potential to undermine the sovereign’s authority. When I first read that passage as a naive college student, I saw no reason to challenge Hobbes’ position regarding […]

On Russia’s Campaign in Syria

By Brandon Martinez Non-Aligned Media Brandon Martinez Non-Aligned Media October 4, 2015 So Russia has launched an air campaign in Syria to allegedly defend the embattled Assad regime. While this action will undoubtedly tickle the fancy of Putin’s diehard supporters in anti-Zionist circles, it does not undermine the […]

Robert Stark interviews John Médaille

Robert Stark interviews John Médaille Robert Stark and co-host Charles Lincoln interview John Médaille. John is a retired businessman who teaches in the Theology and Business departments at the University of Dallas, and is a senior scholar with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He is a veteran of the […]

Resource-rich Afghanistan: An economic stalemate

A documentary on Afghanistan’s economy featuring extensive footage and commentary from yours truly. Press TV. Watch it here: http://www.presstv.ir/Video/2015/10/02/431620/Afghanistan-US-economy# Afghanistan has been ravaged by over 40 years of war. Yet this country, which is in transition, enjoys great potential for economic success. The political and security transition continues to […]

Violence instead of democracy: Putin slams ‘policies of exceptionalism and impunity’ in UN speech

Russia Today The export of so-called ‘democratic’ revolutions has continued, but has unleashed poverty and violence instead of the triumph of democracy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing the UN General Assembly. Attempts to push for changes in other countries based on ideological preferences have led to “tragic […]

Keith Preston: US, Russia tensions over Syria can escalate into confrontation

Press TV. Listen here: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/10/01/431517/US-Russia-Syria-Assad The United States and Russia are pursuing “polar opposite objectives” in Syria which can lead to a serious military confrontation between the two powers, an American political analyst based in Virginia says. Keith Preston, the chief editor and director of AttacktheSystem.com, made the remarks in […]