Last night, Jon Stewart, who I view as honorable, joined the chorus of people criticizing the justified-as-much-as-something-can-be-justified raid by the Israelis on the flotilla carrying “aid” to Gaza, the home of Hamas. First, he referred to the people involved in the shipment as “activists” and then showed video of some of the ship’s contents—the non-violent [...]
Mysterious sinking of South Korean vessel could be response to increasing unrest among North Korean citizens.
The perspective that informs the nearly seven hundred pages of A Peopleâ€™s History is a plodding Marxism supplemented by the preposterous idea that nation-states are merely a fiction, and only economic classes are â€œrealâ€ social actors:
Class interest has always been obscured behind an all-encompassing veil called â€œthe national interest.â€ My own war experience [in [...]