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What is Enlightenment when the State is Schizophrenic? It’s The Jewish Question!

What is Enlightenment when the State is Schizophrenic? It’s The Jewish Question!

The New York Times reports on a complicated Supreme Court case involving the First Amendment rights of a public employee in Alabama (h/t Mark Ames). The case boils down to this: Edward Lane, a state employee, was subpoenaed to testify at a federal trial about the corruption of another state employee. As a result of his testimony, Lane was fired… Read more →

All the Presidents’ Bankers: Nomi Prins on the Secret History of Washington-Wall Street Collusion

All the Presidents’ Bankers: Nomi Prins on the Secret History of Washington-Wall Street Collusion

  With U.S. inequality at its highest point since 1928 and Wall Street bonuses hitting pre-2008 levels, we look at the 100-year history of secret collusion between Washington and the financial industry. In her new book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power,” financial journalist Nomi Prins explores how a small number of bankers have played… Read more →

Bosnia in revolt

Adam Blanden asks whether the social movement can win in the Balkans   Not long after the first stirrings of revolt began in Tuzla last month, the western liberal press was already lining up to praise the boldness of the Bosnian people. As they spread to Sarajevo, targeting the western-backed federal government along with the ‘neo-colonial’ Office of the High… Read more →

Imperial Conquest: America’s “Long War” against Humanity

Imperial Conquest: America’s “Long War” against Humanity

Neither Syria nor Iran are a threat to World Peace. Quite the opposite. The threat emanates from the US and its allies. Even in the case of a conventional war (without the use of nukes) , the proposed aerial bombardments directed against Iran could result in escalation, ultimately leading us into a broader war in the Middle East.

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