A Society That Suppresses the Majority. Nancy MacLean, author of an intellectual biography of James McGill Buchanan, explains how this little-known libertarian's work is influencing modern-day politics. by Rebecca Onion https://slate.com (June 22 2017) https://compote.slate.com/images/3b353413-e41f-4dc6-9f77-9b79c65f603e.jpg Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by MBisanz/Wikimedia, Dechateau/Wikimedia, Atlas Network/Wikimedia, and Thinkstock. When the Supreme Court decided, in the … Continue reading What is the Far Right’s Endgame?
Signs and Wonders of a Collapsing Global (Dis)order by Maximilian C Forte https://zeroanthropology.net (April 26 2020) Part 1 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series lasting from April 26 through April 30. https://openanthropology.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/cv19.jpg Corona - meaning: a crown. Travelling around the world, as if at full gallop. Firing off arrows into the air: vectors (the arrowheads: … Continue reading From 9/11 to 2008 and COVID-19
https://www.unz.com (May 01 2020) I have always held Michael Hudson in the greatest esteem. Not only do I consider him my favorite US economist out there, but I also know that he is a kind human being. He manifested this kindness again when he agreed to reply to some very basic questions which a non-economist … Continue reading The Saker Interviews Michael Hudson about the Current Economic Crisis
by Pepe Escobar https://asiatimes.com (April 23 2020) Global Research (April 27 2020) https://i0.wp.com/asiatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Singapore-Kishore-Mabubbhani-Asia-Sociey-e1587714587780.jpg Singaporean ex-diplomat and author Kishore Mahbubani speaks at an Asia Society event in a file photo. Photo: Flickr Commons As a living embodiment of how East and West shall meet, Mahbubani is immeasurably more capable to talk about Chinese-linked intricacies than shallow, … Continue reading The Unbearable Lightness of China
Now, for the first time, we pity it by Fintan O'Toole Information Clearing House (April 28 2020) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/TRuMP-LADY-LIBERTY-X.JPG Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is … Continue reading The world has loved, hated, and envied the US
by Craig Murray https://www.craigmurray.org.uk (April 29 2020) https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Screenshot-1105-768x376.png Nobody knows how many people died as a result of the UK/US Coalition of Death led destruction of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and, by proxy, Syria and Yemen. Nobody even knows how many people western forces themselves killed directly. That is a huge number, but still under 10% … Continue reading Backing the Wrong Horseman
Watch, read, and listen as Washington and its media clerks manufacture our consent for a full-dress Cold War with China. by Patrick Lawrence https://consortiumnews.com (April 27 2020) One hundred nine years ago, one G G Rupert published an extraordinary book called The Yellow Peril, or The Orient vs The Occident as Viewed by Modern Statesmen … Continue reading Our Latest Sinophobia Fest
by Nouriel Roubini https://www.project-syndicate.org (April 28 2020) Information Clearing House (April 29 2020) While there is never a good time for a pandemic, the COVID-19 crisis has arrived at a particularly bad moment for the global economy. The world has long been drifting into a perfect storm of financial, political, socioeconomic, and environmental risks, all … Continue reading The Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s
Energy in a Post-Pandemic World by Michael T Klare TomDispatch (April 28 2020) Energy analysts have long assumed that, given time, growing international concern over climate change would result in a vast restructuring of the global energy enterprise. The result: a greener, less climate-degrading system. In this future, fossil fuels would be overtaken by renewables, … Continue reading The Beginning of the End for Oil?
Forced Vaccinations and 'Digital Certificates' by Ron Paul https://www.unz.com (April 27 2020) In my first week in the House of Representatives in 1976, I cast one of the two votes against legislation appropriating funds for a swine flu vaccination program. A swine flu outbreak was then dominating headlines, so most in Washington DC were frantic … Continue reading Next in Coronavirus Tyranny