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Ukraine and Syria: In Orwellian Times, Revolution is Imperialism

Ukraine and Syria: In Orwellian Times, Revolution is Imperialism

We live in the times that George Orwell predicted in his groundbreaking novel 1984.  A time of deception, where nothing is what it seems to be. Lost in a deep fog of propaganda that passes for information, we have to decipher through conflicting narratives, where stories are planted to hide other ones. In this fictional [...]

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Ukraine: The New Cold War Heats Up

Ukraine: The New Cold War Heats Up

Some Western Europeans say, jokingly, that at least winter is almost over, and if “Putin shuts off the gas,” they will not have to be cold for long. But as the Ukrainian crisis amplifies, European laughter will be short lived. If the European Union had not been a doormat for Washington’s neocons to wipe their [...]

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Engineering Failed States: The Strategy of Global Corporate Imperialism

Engineering Failed States: The Strategy of Global Corporate Imperialism

Empires as national and cultural megalomaniac dreams Once upon a time, national entities and cultures aspired to build empires. The impulse was the erroneous assumption of being a superior civilization. It was about exporting an extensive set of aspirations, a culture, and a value system. Romans thought that bringing water through aqueducts and paved roads [...]

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The Rise of BRICS: Cold War Redux or End of Empires?

The Rise of BRICS: Cold War Redux or End of Empires?

There is a vague nostalgia for the Cold War era, which spanned from almost immediately after World War II in 1945 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991. It was arguably a period of history marked, if not by peace and stability, at least by a sense of predictability emanating from a [...]

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The United States’ Obscene Wealth Inequality

The United States’ Obscene Wealth Inequality

By Gilbert Mercier  and  Dady Chery In the past 33 years, the United States has become a study in blatant and obscene contrasts between the rich and poor. Although FDR’s New Deal helped to lift the country out of the Great Depression and to establish the social and economic policies and standards that created a [...]

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