Trump’s Economic “Boom” is a Scam

Optimism Over Despair C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society June 4, 2019 Donald Trump ran a campaign — and won the 2016 presidential election — based on unorthodox tactics, whereby he used irrational provocation to defy traditional political norms and make a mockery of established beliefs on both domestic and international issues … Continue reading Trump’s Economic “Boom” is a Scam

We Must Stop War with Iran Before It’s Too Late

by Noam Chomsky In These Times edited by O Society May 31, 2019 Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is pursues catastrophe to protect U.S. dominance. The threat of a U.S. attack on Iran is all too real. Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is spinning tales of Iranian misdeeds. It is easy … Continue reading We Must Stop War with Iran Before It’s Too Late

A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians

written by Bruce Levine March 15, 2019 Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.” Johnson…   Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in … Continue reading A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians

Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky TruthOut Jan 30, 2019 A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

Can a New Political Party Save America From Itself?

by Paul Street Truthdig Dec 11, 2018 When it comes to criticizing the Democratic Party, nothing speaks like experience within the belly of the beast. Ralph Nader is living proof. After years of effectively pressuring congressional Democrats to protect consumers and the environment against corporate greed, he watched firsthand as the party bowed to the demands of … Continue reading Can a New Political Party Save America From Itself?

Lessons From Chomsky

Some things I’ve learned from his writings… by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Dec 7, 2018 It has been 50 years since Noam Chomsky first became a major public figure in the United States, after publishing his essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” which argued that American academics had failed in their core duty to responsibly inquire … Continue reading Lessons From Chomsky

I’m Sorry But This Is Just Sheer Propaganda

Coverage of George H.W. Bush’s death proves Noam Chomsky’s media theory is completely true…   by Nathan J. Robinson Current Affairs Dec 9, 2018 As I read the coverage of George H.W. Bush’s death and funeral over the past week, I kept returning in my head to a quote from Noam Chomsky about the way American media … Continue reading I’m Sorry But This Is Just Sheer Propaganda