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A Selecting Stones Review of 2011, and a Warm Welcome to 2012

December 31, 2011

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By the Scientific Editors of Selecting Stones It goes without saying that 2011 has been an eventful year.  One crisis after another.  We could get into all the details, but let’s try to keep this short, instead, because the past is in the past, and the future is what matters. The Arab Spring, perpetual economic […]

The Arab Spring arrives in New York, sort of

September 25, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere You would have to be blind not to see what is happening in the world right now, everywhere, as a whole.  All within the past few months, we have the Arab Spring, riots in the U.K., months of student protests in Chile, and mass demonstrations in Greece and Italy, just to name […]

The U.S. Debt Rating: Downgraded into Mysticism

August 8, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere Standard and Poor’s downgrades the U.S. debt rating, the Dow Jones goes into a wild tailspin, and meanwhile Italy enters its own debt crisis, and stock markets in Asia and the Middle East sharply dip as an immediate response to the fears elicited by EU officials and the venerable S&P.  (A report […]

The Money Crisis

June 17, 2011

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A note to fellow communards regarding the text: As scientists marching against anarchism of every stipe and variety – and as militant revolutionaries working day and night to combat capitalist exploitation as a concrete totality – the scientific editors of Selecting Stones are pleased to present to its readership this interesting excerpt from Troy Clavileño’s […]

The Owl of Minerva flies high over Wasilla, Alaska

May 26, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere As the most common interpretation of Middle Eastern history goes, the Arab countries’ defeat in the 1967 war with Israel marked the beginning of the end of secular Arab nationalism, and the subsequent rise of radical Islamism.  The events of 1967 were a crushing defeat for the secular Arab regimes.  For some […]

The Owl of Minerva flies high over Helsinki

May 8, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere The true irony of the Arab Spring is that, whilst the Arabs openly declare their allegiance to the universal of political democracy, the Europeans move toward the particularity of their right-wing nationalist parties.  The logic of Eurocentrism posits “the West” as the progressive democratic universal, and “the East” as the backward theological […]

The Owl of Minerva flies high over Cairo

April 29, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere The Arab Spring gives way to the Arab Summer as events escalate — to put it mildly — in Syria.  This year in which we’re living, 2011, has already proven itself to be an eventful one, and who can know how the rest of the year will take shape?  The Arab counties […]

Why Ron Paul is a crypto-Marxist, even if he doesn’t realize it

March 5, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier Everyone knows that Ron Paul always goes around talking about “revolutions.”  Revolution this, revolution that.  The fact that he talks about revolutions has nothing to do with why, as I will argue, Ron Paul’s thought it closer to Marxism than the illustrious congressman would care to realize.  Rather, it is specifically how […]

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