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Tag Archives: Politics and Affairs

Book Review: Hello To All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace

Hello To All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace recounts in time-shifting chapters the author’s depression, pharmaceutical cure, and subsequent formative experience as a freelance war correspondent reporting from the siege of Sarajevo in 1993-4. The parallel stories are interesting and vividly told. But readers expecting something heavy, …

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Fighting For Our Country

The fact that soldiers who die in Iraq are called heroes may bug Ted Rall, but no matter how you look at it, they died for their country. Whether we like what the country is - or has become - is the real question.

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America and Europe: A Modern Relationship

Much has been made of “American unilateralism” of late, particularly regarding the war in Iraq. We all know the war is not literally unilateral, although we also all know that the U.S. has called the shots, provided the vast majority of manpower and funding, and suffered a similar majority of …

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Alexander: Refocused Enigma

The time of Alexander draws nigh (November 24 to be precise), Oliver Stone’s epic historical biopic of one of the greatest and most enigmatic figures in history. Click on the above banner for every manner of interactive doo-dad and gizmo relating to the film, starring a blonde Colin Farrell as …

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History

As U.S. and Iraqi forces push through Fallujah in the second day of a major offensive to retake the town from insurgents, there is legitimate and deep concern over the conduct of the war, and certainly the “winning the peace” phase that has been more deadly than the original invasion …

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JK Galbraith: Wisdom Doesn’t Always Come With Age

JK Galbraith is exceptionally unwise for a brilliant old man, as demonstrated in this excerpt from his latest book, The Economics of Innocent Fraud : Truth For Our Time: We cherish the progress in civilisation since biblical times and long before. But there is a needed and, indeed, accepted qualification. …

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The Media Was Created and Can Be Recreated

The most interesting aspect of the turmoil that has beset the broadcast media, its corporate masters, the FCC, and the public in the wake of the Janet Jackson Super Bowl slip has been the philosophical arguments either for or against media content regulation. Many have taken an absolute or near-absolute …

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