We met Joe Bageant the way we meet many of our best friends, through a mutual acquaintance that may have stepped on the wrong side of the law a few times. The brother in question, Earl Fish, did a couple of stints in the pen for safe cracking, and a couple more for trying to… full story HERE »
The Internet “gives us instant free communication at the price of universal surveillance.” This parenthetical observation has nothing to do with the central themes of James K. Galbraith’s new book, “The Predator State.” It’s included in a brief description of technologies which moved from military roots to broader societal application. It marks the moment, however,… full story HERE »
My High School Friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life.
“Why did you leave Sierra Leone?”
“Because there is a war.”
“Did you witness some of the fighting?”
“Everyone in the country did.”
“You mean you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?”
“Yes, all the time.”
I smile a little.
“You… full story HERE »
A man who inspires both loathing and admiration, Fidel is one of the twentieth century’s most influential leaders and, until last year’s illness, the world’s longest serving head of state. Starting with President Eisenhower’s CIA proposed plan to “topple Castro in one year,” Castro has remained a burr under the saddle for no fewer than… full story HERE »
My guess is you are already familiar with the metaphorical frog dropped into the metaphorically boiling water. But in case you are not, here it is: If you toss a frog into boiling water, he will jump right back out, but if you put him in a pot of comfortably temperate water and slowly turn… full story HERE »
Much has been made of the radical right’s “hijacking of the Republican Party” since the election of George W. Bush in 2000, but according to Professor Greg Grandin of New York University, the hijackers have been plotting the take over the plane for 25 years.
Like many of us in the age of “Everything Changed on… full story HERE »