Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bigger Fish to Fry

  The death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia and what it portends for domestic politics is a monumental story. One of the wildest presidential campaigns of recent memory just got a whole lot more complicated with the politics of the … Continue reading

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The Memory Hole

  The successful Russian intervention in Syria’s civil war is causing a great hue and cry within US media and think-tanks. The latest outburst is, The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency, by Charles Lister, a visiting Fellow … Continue reading

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You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

  I know that Hillary’s pretty bloodthirsty, but is the Clinton campaign in such distress that they’d let the mask slip? Of course, I’m talking about Madeleine, Special Place In Hell, Albright Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of … Continue reading

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Failing Upwards

  Despite being the richest most powerful country in the world the US is an empire in decline. Perhaps it’s because we don’t hold our elite accountable? Empire-101 requires holding elites accountable to maintain said empire. History is replete with failed … Continue reading

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Collaborators

The Great Depression so discredited capitalism that it created space for the New Deal reforms implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Many of these policies, influenced by economist John Maynard Keynes, involved massive government intervention in the economic affairs of … Continue reading

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