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Are Christian, Jewish and Muslim Fundamentalists Taking Us Back to the Dark Ages?

Are Christian, Jewish and Muslim Fundamentalists Taking Us Back to the Dark Ages?

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche announced, more than 120 years ago, that “God Is Dead.” In light of the global events of the last decade, Nietzsche’s assessment was merely wishful thinking. His widely quoted statement was first expressed in Die Frohliche Wissenschaft (The Gay Science) and again in his most famous book Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nietzsche’s […]

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Free Market Capitalism: A Bipolar Vicious Cycle of Boom and Bust

Free Market Capitalism: A Bipolar Vicious Cycle of Boom and Bust

What most economists are still calling “The Great Recession” officially started in December 2007. However, the global financial meltdown started a bit later, in the fall of 2008, in the United States. Calling this massive global crash “recession” was always an understatement made to avoid a complete global panic. A more accurate term would have […]

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AFRICOM: The US Military’s Growing Role in Africa

AFRICOM: The US Military’s Growing Role in Africa

Few people are aware of the existence of AFRICOM, at least not in the United States. AFRICOM stand for United States Africa Command, and it is part of the foreign policy legacy of former US President George W. Bush. The neocon ideology of global US empire, prevalent during the Bush era, was at play in […]

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Analysis: Iran’s Current Turmoil Has Deep Roots

The turbulent internal politics of Iran following the June 12 election have been most often portrayed as a clash between secularizing reform forces and entrenched religious forces. However, this is a mischaracterization. The controversy is fundamentally between two very old, very entrenched religious philosophies that have been debated for more than 300 years. It’s a debate at the heart of every major

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