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monty-heying's picture
Mar.08.2014
The Radical Right has roots going back to the John Birch Society in the 1950s, when co-founder Robert W. Welch accused President Dwight D. Eisenhower of being a communist sympathizer. Another JBS co-founder, billiionaire oilman H.L. Hunt, was among many implicated by conspiracy theorists in the JFK...
tracy-ewens's picture
Oct.19.2013
  Culturally Literate. I have to say I don't recall ever hearing this phrase until a few days ago.  I understand literacy to mean able to read and write.  It could also encompass being knowledgable.  In my mind, a person does not need to be formally educated to be literate. But...
robert-earle's picture
Oct.12.2013
The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst is a novel about the little wars that precede the big ones. By this I don’t refer to the early skirmishes, I refer to wars of information, propaganda, subversive and unifying communication.  As often is the case with Furst, the setting is pre-World War...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Jul.18.2013
“Of all the arts, cinema is the most important.”   - V.I. Lenin, 1920   The period between 1918, the end of World War I, and 1939, the start of World War II, has been one of the most studied in human history. The Greek philosophers studied the Pelopennesian War to learn how to avoid a...
phil-naessens's picture
Jul.11.2013
Should New York Mets fans believe in the 2013 NY Mets? Blogging Mets Mark Berman and host Phil Naessens discuss this plus all the latest news as well as a lively discussion on who the guys would trade if they were Sandy Alderson and much more on today's Phil Naessens Show   To download this...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Sep.24.2012
I may have found the most twisted piece of conservative propaganda print matter out there. I know this is saying a lot with those Nancy Pelosi hunting licenses and the targets with Al Gore’s face in them that you can get at gun shows, but some Tea Party hobbits went and published this 55-page...
bob-mustin's picture
May.01.2011
Harper’s Magazine, May 2011   At no time in modern history have fact and fiction been as confused as they are now. In the May issue of Harper’s, Jonathan Stevenson’s article, “Owned By The Army,” depicts a dangerous slide from a military subservient to Congress and the President to an increasingly...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.24.2010
      The Coming Of The Third Reich, by Richard J. Evans   Historical writing, I’ve learned, is a conversation over the years, in the hopes of more nearly portraying events as they really happened. Such is the case with Evans’ The Coming Of The Third Reich.   The problem with writing...
doug-brooks's picture
Mar.21.2010
The Great Exploitation Proliferation Chapter 28 I think it’s essential to revisit the meaning of exploitation for clarity and focus.  The main focus is selfish utilization, public relations and advertising techniques.   I’ve exploited what the media sales the American people and how the powers that...
earl-merkel's picture
Oct.25.2009
Given today's widely publicized comments about the need to regulate 'rapacious' businesses --notably, the insurance industry-- AP rings in with a fact-checking analysis of its own. Can a government takeover of Col. Sanders' realm be far behind? This is the kind of reporting that an unfettered, non-...