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Avnery on Petraeus

David PetraeusThe Doomsday Weapon

IT IS already a commonplace to say that people who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat their mistakes.

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The Death of American Populism

Ideologically it believes governments must provide for the greatest good for the greatest number of people. It opposes concentrated wealth, demagogy, and despotism, and supports democracy, human and civil rights, and social justice - an ideology the 19th century People's Party and 20th century Progressive Party endorsed without majorities.

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Madoff in Jerusalem

corruptionZionism, at least in its early days was premised on the belief that once back in their 'homeland', Jews would mature into ethical beings. For early Zionists it was the Diaspora conditions that corrupted the Jews. Ber Borchov blamed it on the difference between 'the socio-economic structure of the Jewish people' and other nations (Ber Borochov- The Economic Development of the Jewish People 1917). Max Nordau repelled the "Jewish lack of notion of honour, morality, patriotism and idealism…." (Max Nordau - Address at the 1st Zionist Congress 1897).

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Free Buzzy

It was just a matter of time. This was sure to happen. All he really wanted was a pizza. He wanted a pizza pie so much that he walked to another country to get one.  Well, he really did not walk very far. The pizza shop was just up the street a short distance from his own business, the town pharmacy.  He and many others have been walking up and down this street without incident for generations. 

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Charity CEO's Get Rich by Taking From the Poor

The greed and selfishness that the free market capitalist economy inspires impact just about every area of social and commercial interaction in consenting societies, it seems. It's not just Wall Street and government leaders caught in the trap. It's the entire system in terms of the way that it's set to run, which moves the money ever more to the top economic tier by siphoning it from the bottom and middle ones.

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