The Deep State versus WikiLeaks

    The non-stop demonization of Julian Assange will proceed unabated, faithful to guidelines established over a decade ago.   by Pepe Escobar Strategic Culture Foundation (April 19 2019) The Made-by-FBI indictment {1} of Julian Assange does look like a dead man walking. No evidence. No documents. No surefire testimony. Just a crossfire of conditionals. … Continue reading The Deep State versus WikiLeaks

The Most Horrifying Look at Monsanto Yet

by Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Assistant Editor / Poetry Editor Truthdig (April 22 2019) https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/10180941753_598b73f651_h-850x565.jpg Joe Brusky / CC BY-NC 2.0 "Fear is the best weapon to awaken the reader", says Samanta Schweblin, the acclaimed Argentine author of Fever Dream.     Fear is what makes you drop a book and run to your computer to … Continue reading The Most Horrifying Look at Monsanto Yet

Everything You Wanted to Know about Modern Monetary Theory …

... but Were Afraid to Ask by Kevin Muir, the MacroTourist https://www.themacrotourist.com (January 30 2019) https://d33wubrfki0l68.cloudfront.net/3b0e0cc9e7b9952d79e1f5e9b71b54eab08e6adf/88751/img/posts/06/20190121-dogs.png If you read only one MacroTourist post all year, this is the one I want you to read. I think it's that important. Today's topic is sure to incite some pretty strong reactions. There will be cries of "no! … Continue reading Everything You Wanted to Know about Modern Monetary Theory …

The Saker Interviews Dmitry Orlov

by The Saker The Unz Review (April 17 2019) http://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Dmitry_Orlov-2.jpg   I think that the American empire is very much over already, but it hasn't been put to any sort of serious stress test yet, and so nobody realizes that this is the case.   If I had to characterize the current international situation using … Continue reading The Saker Interviews Dmitry Orlov

China’s Belt and Road Continues to Win Over Europe …

... While Technocrats Scream and Howl by Matthew Ehret https://www.strategic-culture.org/news (April 20 2019) https://www.strategic-culture.org/images/news/2019/04/20/or-42557.jpg On April 10th, China's Premier Li Keqiang celebrated the completion of the 1st phase of the 2.5-kilometer Chinese-built Pelgesac Bridge in Croatia across the Bay of Mali Ston alongside Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. This ceremony marked a striking victory as … Continue reading China’s Belt and Road Continues to Win Over Europe …

Is this the End of the American Century?

by Adam Tooze London Review of Books (Vol 41 No 7, April 04 2019) On 13 October 1806 a young German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, had an encounter with world history. En route to their annihilation of the Prussian forces 24 hours later, Napoleon and his army were marching through the East German university … Continue reading Is this the End of the American Century?

The Rest of the Industrialized World Has High-Speed Rail

Why Can't the US? by Michael Molitch-Hou https://www.engineering.com (March 22 2019) In Europe and Asia, there are numerous high-speed rail (HSR) lines. For 2015, the US High-Speed Rail Association reported that there were 29,792 kilometers (18,512 miles) of high-speed lines, 3,603 train sets in operation and 1.6 billion passengers traveling on those lines annually. China … Continue reading The Rest of the Industrialized World Has High-Speed Rail

An Empire of Bullshit

by James Howard Kunstler Information Clearing House (April 19 2019) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/loser_gallery-1600x600.jpg After two years of gaslighting the public while it blew smoke up America's ass, the Jacobin news media enjoyed its final feeding frenzy with the release of the 400-page Mueller report. They expected 1000 pounds of raw filet mignon, but it turned out to … Continue reading An Empire of Bullshit

Yesterday’s Country

Not to Worry, They Can't Innovate by Fred Reed http://www.unz.com (April 17 2019) https://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/aaaaatrainbridge.jpg For many years the United States has regarded itself as, and been, the world's technological leader. One can easily make a long and impressive list of seminal discoveries and inventions coming from America, from the moon landings to the internet. It … Continue reading Yesterday’s Country