Edward Herman – The Propaganda Model In liberal democratic societies, it has long been understood that the use of force to control the population is generally not a viable option....
15th Annual State of the World Address
Barsamian’s Annual State of the World Address has been a regular event hosted by Thom Peters and the So, You’re a Poet Reading Series.
Crime in the Suites
Russell Mokhiber talks about the crime lobby's influence in Congress, as well as his own personal motivations driving his pursuit of the truth about corporate villains like Union Carbide, GE...
2000 Years of Chinese Poetry
As part of AR’s World Poetry Series, David Barsamian interviewed Bill Doub, a scholar of Oriental culture and former CU professor. Doub and his wife Nancy edited the Asian Studies...
Mountainous and land-locked Armenia has had a long history but as a nation state it is rather new. Armenia declared its independence in 1991. This wide-ranging and revealing interview covers...
Us versus them politics, pitting one group against another, is as old as the hills. Vulnerable groups are targeted. Language is weaponized. And resentment is mobilized along race, class and...
Conspiracy & Class Power
Class and power are closely correlated, That societies have a ruling class is derided as passe Marxist rhetoric. But to deny its existence is folly. Class can be measured by...
The Radical Democratic Tradition
Throughout history there have been individuals who have challenged conventional wisdom and have stretched societal limits. Collectively they constitute the radical democratic tradition. A sterling example of this lineage is...
One dictionary defines fascism as, “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.”...
Climate Change & the Media
Climate change poses a long-term threat to humanity and the Earth. Sixty percent of people get their news from TV. How are the networks reporting on the crisis? This is...
The Country that Voted for Trump
The election of Donald Trump was a stunning political upset. His victory defied the predictions of almost every pundit and pollster. Though he received about 3 million fewer votes than...
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation
Fifty Years have passed since Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War resulting in the longest military occupation in modern times. And on the ground there has been a radical shift...
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