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Self-Hatred vs. Self-Love

Eric WalbergAn Interview with Eric Walberg

Two weeks ago I published a review of Eric Walberg’s invaluable new book Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games. I was left with a few questions which Eric was kind enough to address.

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Leo Szilard - A Modern Prometheus

Leo SzilardAs the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, let us praise a tragic hero of that time.

Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard were the three most influential scientists who convinced President Roosevelt to direct funds toward the construction of the atomic bomb. Nearly all the theoretical and technical preliminary work on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago was done by Szilard.  Without him the bomb would not have come to pass.

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The Real Oppressor of Women in Gaza

Palestinian womenby Yasmeen El Khoudary

Recently, I was in a meeting with a foreign diplomat that wanted to hear about the problems that young people in Gaza face, and hear our suggestions for how the international community can lend a helping hand. We were a group of seven young people with different professions and backgrounds. Towards the end of the 1.5 hour discussion, which touched on topics that ranged from problems that resulted from the Hamas-Fateh division to the lack of sport facilities in Gaza, a particularly quiet young lady in the group decided to speak out.

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Hard Right Extremism in America and Europe

Hard Right ExtremismAnders Breivik's July 22 Oslo rampage highlighted a problem far greater than him, a topic three previous articles discussed, stopping short of what this article addresses.

In America, hardline anti-government groups like the Sovereign Citizen movement highlight how far right America's shifted since the 1980s. Their adherents (Sovereigns) believe they alone should decide what laws to obey or ignore, not elected officials, judges, juries or law enforcement bodies.

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‘We Would Rather Die In Our Dread’

conservatismMoving beyond the debt ceiling canard; much more is at stake
by Phil Rockstroh

At present, most of us negotiate our days so distracted, disillusioned, dazed, buffeted, bought or marginalized by the corporate state/ mass media hologram -- the multi-headed, awareness-addling Hydra that guards contemporary precincts of perception (apropos, the "debate" involving the so-called debt ceiling "crisis") -- it is difficult to apprehend what we are up against i.e., the forces of consolidated and calcified power that degrade almost every aspect of life in the nation.

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