"It is a fact that of the roughly two hundred countries in the world today, Britain has invaded or conquered 178 of them. There is no other country that…
That is the only interpretation of the most recent statement from the Democratic Socialists of America/International Committee (IC) that makes any…
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Apparently some people are seeing the latest Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” for the first time, now that it’s available on Amazon Prime. I watched it…
U.S. foreign policy (FP) has seldom been influenced by the Left, except through the medium of mass demonstrations. The thinking underlying such…
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This column by my ex-friend Ezra Klein has gotten some notice. I take a big exception to it. The gist is that U.S. liberalism lacks an appreciation for…
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In recent years I’ve thought about getting armed. I’m not a pacifist, and I live near Crazytown. I don’t expect I would prevail in a gunfight, but I do…
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(Edited to fix goof over C. Rampell’s employer.) Dan Froomkin did a great take-down of The New York Times political coverage for The Nation. To add to…
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I want to comment on an interesting piece in CounterPunch from long-time peacenik and foreign policy maven Richard Falk. I trust Falk on the reality of…
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The basic pattern is that when I post, it gets flagged and removed for offending “community standards.” I realize I can be snarky, especially when…
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(Recycled from my old blog, all of the content of which was eaten by my Internet host provider. I wrote this in 2020. This subject is coming round again…
A common distinction between socialism, democratic or otherwise, and social-democracy is the question of public ownership. There is a sense that only…
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I’m provoked by this bit from CounterPunch, which is still worth following. Some articles are very bad, others are pretty good. This one was not good…