Category Archives: Protest

“The Simulacran Republic” (From the Archives of Joe Baegant)

The hologram ripples with the cry of a thrush “It’s a world of appearances … packaged to the showroom specifications of a sit-com.  She asks her hairdresser for ‘tinted highlights’ he mumbles something about going to the gym. He feels … Continue reading

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Dusha: The Russian Soul and the Collapse of the West (Redux)

[In light of the incipient instantiation of a new cold war between  the USA and Russia, I felt it important to re-post this slightly revised article that I wrote almost three years ago.  It’s message is more relevant now than … Continue reading

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Who Profits From Ukraine’s War?

Well folks, it would seem our friend and comrade, Eric Zuesse, is on a mission.  Having officially resigned his membership in the Democratic Party right here on our blog only a few days ago, he is now pulling out all … Continue reading

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? Questions Of Olympic Proportion ?

How can we expect, even demand, that the Russians provide suitable housing and toilets for the Sochi Olympics, when we do not even require our own government to honestly deal with significantly more pressing issues?

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Where Do We Go From Here?

In a world evaporating before our eyes, what have we left to concern ourselves with?  This might be the most demanding question of the past century. It’s strange how all indicators looked so good to Americans back in the fifties.  … Continue reading

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