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Information Battle Space

There has been an obsessive focus on disinformation and “fake news” since Trump’s surprise election in 2016 as our feral elite seem determined to blame unofficial narratives rather than their disastrous mismanagement of the American empire. Increasingly, it does not … Continue reading

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Wither the Left

There isn’t an anti-imperialist left anymore. The conflict in Ukraine has, among many other things, highlighted a consequential, indeed historic, shift taking place in American politics with regard to foreign policy. The center of gravity of the anti-war movement is shifting … Continue reading

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White Helmets

I learned a lot about US and UK propaganda from the Syrian civil war, where western narrative managers advocated for military intervention and regime-change. And now we’re seeing the same kinds of media deceptions and full-throated propaganda in Ukraine. With … Continue reading

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Real Men go to Tehran

What small subset of the US national security state has been responsible for the series of stunning foreign policy catastrophes over the last 20 years? Give yourself a cookie if you answered the neoconservatives. As former investigative journalist par-excellence, Robert … Continue reading

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Culture War

So much of our political discourse focuses on cultural issues like race, sex and identity, rather than on class. Why is that? Maybe the ongoing culture war is designed to obscure an enormous asset price bubble fueled by two years … Continue reading

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Triple Play

Since 9/11 there have been three massive propaganda campaigns aimed at the American public. The first one was the concerted effort to invade Iraq, where Bush’s chief of staff Andrew Card, let the cat out of the bag with his … Continue reading

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Failing Upward

It’s pretty rich that a lot of business and management books tend to be written by US military leaders even as they have a well documented record of failure. Here’s how it works. No American general has been disciplined for … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia

Liberal pundits wonder whether the appeal of conspiracy theories is due to the fact that the “real” stuff is constantly evolving and complicated. “As with religion, belief can be a huge comfort in the face of fear and confusion.” Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Dark Comedy

Watching our feral elite fly into terrain is terrifying but there’s some inadvertent humor along the way. You just know it’s going to end in tragedy but damn if it isn’t funny. Kind of like Dr. Strangelove or: How I … Continue reading

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Winter is coming

The corporate media that spent months breathlessly flagging Russia-gate is quiet now that the Durham investigation is close to unraveling it. And Durham’s investigation only just getting started. The key takeaway is that it was a coup, set in motion … Continue reading

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