Tag Archives: Cold War

Propagandized

  I’m so sick of reading letters-to-the-editor in our local paper blaming Russia for besmirching our precious democracy and electing Donald Trump. Why, you’d almost think that there was a propaganda effort afoot to get gullible Americans to believe such … Continue reading

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Out of the shadows

  After 70 years of anonymity the deep state has fully emerged from the shadows. In the wake of the surprise resignation of Trump’s national-security-advisor, Michael Flynn,  stories about the deep state are everywhere, from the New York Times, to Naked … Continue reading

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Ruling Ideologies

  Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, the United States has been operating under the auspices of two mutually reinforcing ideologies–neoliberalism and neoconservatism. By criticizing trade treaties like the TPP and NAFTA, while promising to mend relations … Continue reading

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Like Ike

  Before he took office, President Obama professed his admiration of President Reagan. Lately he’s behaving like President Eisenhower. Eisenhower, after creating the military-industrial-complex and nascent deep state, famously warned against it. As he was leaving office. Many Americans remember Eisenhower’s … Continue reading

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Corporate Patriotism

  There’s a serious effort underway to get President Obama to pardon whistleblower, Edward Snowden, before he leaves office. There’s also a new movie about Snowden, by Oliver Stone, that has got me thinking about what it means to be … Continue reading

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The Shotgun Sings the Song

  It’s becoming clear just what Margaret Thatcher meant when she told everyone that there was no alternative to neoliberalism. In an absolutely stunning article, economist Michael Hudson explains how the US is wielding the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a … Continue reading

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Rollback

  The US is waging a novel type of hybrid warfare in a desperate attempt to maintain its hegemony and counter the rise of a multi-polar world led by Russia and China. The war on terror is a hoax, used as a … Continue reading

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