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  • An Inconvenience to be Managed

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    Le Monde Diplomatique looks at the drift toward corporatism and the bureaucratisation of politics in the EU. As an institutional aggregation of states, observes Christopher Bickerton, the EU provides “little scope for public debates that bring together ordinary people and their political representatives.” The recent rejection of the EU Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters underscores… more

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  • Points of View

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    In a 2001 interview, Chip Berlet observed, “Racism is an ideology that is woven throughout the fabric of society.” A concept crucial to understanding systems of institutions of power in the US, this legacy of the colonial era is so mainstream that even watch dog groups have difficulty seeing the forest for the trees. The… more

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  • Waging War on Pashtun, Nations as Cannon Fodder

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    The North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO)  is carrying on a war in Afghanistan that looks suspiciously similar to a war the Russians waged for ten years in the same country. Then the United States government surreptitiously provided funding and training to a rag tag collection of fighters opposed to the Russian invasion providing them with… more

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  • Strong Spirits

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    Sports events turn into big advertisement campaigns and entertainment shows. Asics, PowerBar, Red Bull, and other products the sports commentator talked about at length at today’s Ironman triathlon in Frankfurt, Germany. The focus was less on the strong athletes and their outstanding efforts but the products the sportsmen wear and consume as well as on… more

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  • The Stereotypical Mind

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    It is about the bureaucratic deformation of the mind, which I think is one of the major contemporary problems in all societies, industrialized or underdeveloped. The book deals with the problem of how specialization in life’s activities can create this kind of deformation of the mind. In order to fulfill his task in an efficient… more

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