Monthly Archives: June 2011

Repeal the Patriot Act by Juan Cole

http://www.juancole.com/2011/06/repeal-the-patriot-act-is-the-lesson-of-bush-white-house-spying.html

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Leslie Gelb:The ethical void at the center of the mechanism of policy construction by Political Observer

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/23/why-obama-should-have-declared-mission-accomplished-in-afghanistan.html?om_rid=De4wA2&om_mid=_BOBIlAB8cDbthu The great thinker and political commentator Walter Lippmann extolled the virtues of the ‘expert’ in American political life, in a mass society in the 20th Century: a misplaced faith?  One need only read Mr. Leslie Gelb’s latest piece at … Continue reading

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Political Observer on George Will, bad faith and the propaganda potential of the neo-imperial John McCain

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-mccains-neverending-war/2011/06/21/AGlbiSgH_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions Poor Mr. Will is on a fruitless search for someone or something to blame for the state of endless war that, now, is a fact of our lives as Americans. Mr. Will is the bearer of the bad faith … Continue reading

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Political Observer on George Will and the selective use of cultivated political outrage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/libya-and-the-potemkin-alliance/2011/06/17/AGdQ2UZH_story.html ‘America’s intervention in Libya’s civil war, the most protracted and least surreptitious assassination attempt in history, was supposed to last “days, not weeks,” but is in its fourth month and has revealed NATO to be an increasingly fictitious military … Continue reading

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Life sentences for Bahrain activists – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

via english.aljazeera.net

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Define American: Jose’s Story

via youtube.com Essential, of the highest importance!!!!!

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Episode XCIII of The American Political Melodrama:Queer Atheist on candidate John Huntsman, the Mirage of Moderation

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/21/huntsman-s-gay-rights-shakeup.html?om_rid=De4wA2&om_mid=_BOAeUMB8cA9gDk The American Psyche was pushed into political irrationalism by September 11th with the assistance of the Neo-Fascists, Neo-Conservatives, and War Mongers who pounced on the opportunity to pursue the American Imperial Dream of Endless War and the concomitant project … Continue reading

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A. Whitney Ellsworth, New York Review Publisher, Dies at 75

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/books/a-whitney-ellsworth-new-york-review-publisher-dies-at-75.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesarts&seid=auto#

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Episode XCI of The American Political Melodrama:Richard Haas writes off Europe by Political Observer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-europe-no-longer-matters/2011/06/15/AG7eCCZH_story.html It is hard not to feel a certain welling contempt when reading Mr. Richard Haas’ latest opinion piece ‘Why Europe no longer matters’ in The Washington Post. Here is a public intellectual, the president of the council of foreign … Continue reading

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Book Review – House of Exile – By Evelyn Juers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/books/review/book-review-house-of-exile-by-evelyn-juers.html?pagewanted=1&ref=world#

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