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Fascism Forecast 2012

January 28, 2012

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Bourgeois Debts, Doubts Spell More Darkness on the World-Historical Horizon By Anthony Burton The fat-headed Winston Churchill once famously remarked that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been attempted. The irony of this statement, of course, is that Churchill – whose failures in colonial administration had produced […]

Thomas Friedman Makes an Ass out of Himself Yet Again

January 26, 2012

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By Bruno Fournier Two days ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published another banal op-ed, this time entitled “Average Is Over”.  Even for Friedman, the article is below-average, or, alternatively, if our measure is sheer stupidity, then the article is highly above-average.  But we wouldn’t expect anything less from the New York Times, would […]

Academus Tragedy

January 24, 2012

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By S. M. A. Academus owned a fine herd of disciples.  His brother Sophios owned the divine secrets of wisdom.  For a long time the two brothers lived in serene harmony.  Neither one ever stepped on the other’s toe or property.  But Academus’ rapacious appetite for fame and capital knew no limits.  One night he […]

The End of Euro-Triumphalism

January 23, 2012

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By Bruno Fournier It has always been fashionable among certain strata of the American bourgeoisie to pretend to be European.  Five or six years ago, perhaps that made sense, in a way.  In the early- to mid-2000s, the mantra of Euro-Triumphalism ran supreme, as it seemed that capitalism’s New Jerusalem had departed from stagnant post-9/11 […]

Conservative values evoke one-sided materialism, Tim Tebow’s theological trickery

January 14, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch Many people often make the mistake of asserting that Man is created in the image of God, but, in fact, it works the other way around.  Since the supersensual world of the Idea is nothing more than the reflection and externalization of the sensual world of Matter, then why does Tim […]

Occupy Movement and Ron Paul defend Small Business Owners against their Workers

January 7, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch Why is it that everyone flies the American flag at the Occupy movement?  Why is it that so many occupiers who consider themselves to be on the Left speak of “restoring” the American constitution?  Do they not realize that they sound exactly like Ron Paul, who never tires of singing the […]

Real Lives of Graduate Students: Jacob Ide

January 6, 2012

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And we’re back!  Real Lives of Graduate Students continues with a response to our questionnaire by a philosophy student named Jacob. Enjoy our third installment of this series, and keep checking back to learn more about the real lives of graduate students! Name? Jacob Ide Age? 29 Occupation? Graduate Teaching Assistant Why graduate school, as […]

Juan Cole Watch: Does Prof. Cole secretly insist that the Middle East is still in the Middle Ages?

January 2, 2012

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If Juan Cole doesn’t think that the Middle East is stuck in the Middle Ages, then why does he always refer to the lands of “Islamdom”?  The term comes up with striking frequency on Prof. Cole’s blog Informed Comment™.  In writings on European history, it is always 100% clear that “Christendom” means feudal Europe. It […]

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