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Pervez Hoodbhoy
Whither Pakistan?

Reports of Pakistan's impending collapse are frequent. It helps to know a little history. After Benazir Bhutto's assassination in 2007 there was a wave of tributes. A lot was left...

Richard Heinberg
Endless Consumption: The Party's Over

The global financial crisis may mark the demise of the salad days of mindless shopping on multiple credit cards. The squeeze and contraction could have a positive effect. It can...

Chris Hedges
Death of the Liberal Class

The gradual corruption and demise of the liberal class has occurred without much comment. For decades it was a modest curb against the worst excesses of power. Once the pillars...  

Chris Hedges
Empire of Illusion

Many sectors of the media and the general culture form veritable weapons of mass distraction. Maybe they should be monitored to protect citizens with regular inspections from the United Nations....

Amy Goodman
Bridging the Media Gaps

The political establishment determines the boundaries of conventional discourse. So typically mainstream media debates revolve around: How many troops are required for Afghanistan? Or should drone attacks on Pakistan be...

Thomas Frank
Conservatism: Making Government Fail

Ronald Reagan led the rhetorical charge against government. It was the Reagan Revolution. Remember his 1981 inaugural address when he said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government...

Robert Fisk
Lies, Cliches and the Middle East

Words are a contested battlefield. Propagandists long ago figured out if you control the vocabulary you could dominate any debate or issue, conflict or war. On almost any given day...  

Robert Fisk
War Reporting

State-organized muzzling of the media began with the American invasion of Grenada in 1983, then came Panama in 1989. Two years later, by the time the First Gulf War came...

Reese Erlich
Terrorism & the Media

The use of the word terrorism by politicians and the corporate media is highly refined and selective. September 11 is the event that defines the term. Acts of violence by...  

Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. King and the American Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr has been branded and packaged. The sharp edge has been largely replaced with a dull and unthreatening one. King moved way beyond his poetic "I...

Paul Cienfuegos
Corporations vs. People

The Citizens United Supreme Court decision gave corporations a green light to secretly funnel in as much money as they want to elect candidates. The justices in their supreme wisdom...  

Noam Chomsky
Human Intelligence & the Environment

As a species we humans are unique because of our intelligence. At the same time we have the capacity to defer, deny and ignore unpleasant realities. To wit: the environmental...  

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