Monthly Archives: May 2011

Peter Beinart and American Paternalism by Publius

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-25/benjamin-netanyahus-speech-and-the-palestinian-right-to-dream/ Does Mr. Beinart know any ordinary people? Or are all his contacts overachievers, replicas of himself? Fadi Quran is representative of the groundswell of the Arab Spring, an aspiration within the framework of the cultivation of civic republican virtue. … Continue reading

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David Brooks: American Arriviste embraces the elite of the old school tie

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/opinion/24brooks.html?hp Mr. Brooks is giddy, he has discovered the joy and wonder of the British Class system,its exclusive schools and their newest representatives, in a regime that has dedicated itself to the final dismantling of the welfare state, that odious … Continue reading

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Decorum Breaks Down at House Hearing on Consumer Finance Agency

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Niall Ferguson and the brain-dead American right – War Room

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Netanyahu’s Border War by Shlomo Ben-Ami – Project Syndicate

TEL AVIV – Binyamin Netanyahu’s furious rejection of US President Barack Obama’s proposal to use the 1967 borders as the basis for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute – frontiers that he called “utterly indefensible” – reflects not only … Continue reading

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Obama bows to AIPAC’s will – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

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Mission impossible: Keeping Israel happy – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

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Obama: Doomed to disappoint – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

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Glenn Greenwald on Obama and Israel

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/05/22/israel?source=newsletter&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Salon_Daily%2520Newsletter%2520%2528Not%2520Premium%2529_7_30_110 'I don't believe Obama is guided in these efforts by any principled concern or moral empathy for the plight of Palestinians or the injustice of the 45-year-old occupation; it seems clear that he isn't ever driven by considerations of that … Continue reading

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Episode LXX of The American Political Melodrama: The Good Doctor, Obama and the Triumph of Two Varieties of Exceptionalism

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-news-in-obamas-speech/2011/05/19/AF4dFN7G_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions#weighIn Here is The Good Doctor (TGD) manufacturing more backhanded apologetics for the War on Terror, masquerading as ‘Democracy Promotion’ in ‘The Arab World’. The linchpin of this ‘Bush Doctrine’ is the barrel of a gun and whatever … Continue reading

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