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Fincel Rebellion: Some Career Advice for Young Men, by Guillaume Durocher

Fincel Rebellion: Some Career Advice for Young Men, by Guillaume Durocher

“Wow, you sure know your Nietzsche and FBI crime statistics. Your future employers will be super impressed by your general knowledge!” It seems that more and more young Western men are finding it difficult...

Plundering Iraq, by Eric Margolis

Plundering Iraq, by Eric Margolis

Victor Hugo said of the devastated Balkans in the 19th century: ‘The Turks have passed by here. All is in ruins or mourning.’ Welcome to modern Iraq. The British were always masters of efficient...

IQ. Do UQ? A Sojourn Among the True Believers, by Fred Reed

IQ. Do UQ? A Sojourn Among the True Believers, by Fred Reed

Writing about intelligence is splendid fun if you like watching dogfights among towering vanities. (This assumes that vanities can tower, though I’m not sure how dogs come into it.) On one side you have...

Evo Overthrown, But Bolivian Socialism Will be Victorious!, by Andre Vltchek

Evo Overthrown, But Bolivian Socialism Will be Victorious!, by Andre Vltchek

They pledged to do it, and they did – Bolivian feudal lords, mass media magnates and other treasonous “elites” – they overthrew the government, broke hope and interrupted an extremely successful socialist process in...

‘Far Left’? There’s No Such Thing in This Democratic Party, by Ted Rall

‘Far Left’? There’s No Such Thing in This Democratic Party, by Ted Rall

America has lots of leftists. Forty percent of voters say that they would prefer to live in a socialist country than a capitalist one. Yet America has zero leftists running for president. Think about...

When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?, by Pat Buchanan

When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?, by Pat Buchanan

On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony: “What clearly concerned both...

The Democrats Have the Country on a Slippery Slope, by Paul Craig Roberts

The Democrats Have the Country on a Slippery Slope, by Paul Craig Roberts

The fake “whistleblower’s name— Eric Ciamerella—has been known for a long time, but not officially. Now it is official. Senator Rand Paul has officially released his name. Funny, isn’t it, that only the Republicans...

The Jewish Progressive Agenda According to Bernie Sanders, by Gilad Atzmon

The Jewish Progressive Agenda According to Bernie Sanders, by Gilad Atzmon

In the 2016 Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders presented himself as an American who happened to be Jewish. Now, in a radical shift, Sanders identifies as “a proud Jewish American.” The progressive politician went from...

Washington Has Disassociated America from Good and Deprived Her of Moral Basis, by Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Has Disassociated America from Good and Deprived Her of Moral Basis, by Paul Craig Roberts

Not long ago I read that a US Assistant Secretary of State, or perhaps it was a member of the National Security Council, said that now that Washington had reestablished control over Ecuador, it...

Groyping Don Jr., by Nicholas R. Jeelvy

Groyping Don Jr., by Nicholas R. Jeelvy

I’ve got one for you. What do you get when you cross a white, Christian, conservative population with a conservative movement which ignores it? You get what you deserve. Well, Conservative Inc. has been...

Bernie Leads His Party to Open Borders, by Pat Buchanan

Bernie Leads His Party to Open Borders, by Pat Buchanan

Some 100 members of an American Mormon community in northern Mexico, nine of whom — women, children, toddlers — were massacred a week ago on a lonely stretch of highway, just crossed over into...

Released Lula in for Greatest Fight of His Life, by Pepe Escobar

Released Lula in for Greatest Fight of His Life, by Pepe Escobar

He’s back. With a bang. Only two days after his release from a federal prison in Curitiba, southern Brazil, following a narrow 6×5 decision by the Supreme Court, former President Luis Inacio Lula da...

John Brennan’s CIA Trump Task Force, by Philip Giraldi

John Brennan’s CIA Trump Task Force, by Philip Giraldi

There is considerable evidence that the American system of government may have been victimized by an illegal covert operation organized and executed by the U.S. intelligence and national security community. Former Director of National...

How Tehran-Backed Forces Are Taking Over in Iraq, by Patrick Cockburn

How Tehran-Backed Forces Are Taking Over in Iraq, by Patrick Cockburn

Iraqi security and pro-Iranian paramilitary forces are shooting into crowds of protesters in a bid to drive them from the centre of

The Deep State vs. Netanyahu: Lawyers and Statemen, by Israel Shamir

The Deep State vs. Netanyahu: Lawyers and Statemen, by Israel Shamir

Lawyers have a very dubious reputation. Since the days of old, they were considered scumbags; advocates being shysters at best; judges as despotic tyrants at worst. Half a millennium ago, Maître Rabelais said: There...

A Holocaust of Biblical Proportions, by Laurent Guyénot

A Holocaust of Biblical Proportions, by Laurent Guyénot

Holocaust is term taken from the Hebrew Bible (in the Greek translation), designating the religious sacrifice of animals that are burned completely on an altar. The first holocaust recorded in the Bible is performed...

For Progressives, Capturing the Democratic Party Is More Important Than Beating Trump, by Ted Rall

For Progressives, Capturing the Democratic Party Is More Important Than Beating Trump, by Ted Rall

Nothing, leading Democrats say, matters more than beating Donald Trump. 2020, they argue, is the most important election of our lifetimes (OK, they always say that). It’s not true. If you’re a progressive voter,...

Miracle in Berlin, by Eric Margolis

Miracle in Berlin, by Eric Margolis

Where did all the time go? Thirty years ago this week the Berlin Wall fell. Then Soviet chairman Mikhail Gorbachev freed the Baltic states and allowed divided Germany to reunite. It was a geopolitical...

Qatar – Education as a Weapon, by Andre Vltchek

Qatar – Education as a Weapon, by Andre Vltchek

There seems to be no limit to Qataris tossing around their wealth. This tiny kingdom with 2.6 million inhabitants is full of ridiculously lavish gold-plated palaces, most of them built with terrible taste. It...

Cameron’s Failures in War Highlight the Decline in British Leadership, by Patrick Cockburn

Cameron’s Failures in War Highlight the Decline in British Leadership, by Patrick Cockburn

Critics lament the disintegration of the British political establishment under the impact of repeated shocks from the Brexit earthquake. Competent politicians and experienced civil servants head for the exit or are evicted to make...

The Birth of Eurasia, by Godfree Roberts

The Birth of Eurasia, by Godfree Roberts

Eurasia has most of the world’s wealth, resources, and population — yet there is very low economic connectivity. A Sino-Russian partnership can collectively create a gravitational pull that allows them to capture the geoeconomic...

Will ‘Sexist’ White Males Derail Warren?, by Pat Buchanan

Will ‘Sexist’ White Males Derail Warren?, by Pat Buchanan

After celebrating Tuesday’s takeover of Virginia’s legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren. From the tempo and tenor of the...

Deconstructing Islamophobia, by The Saker

Deconstructing Islamophobia, by The Saker

Introduction: a short survey of the cuckoo’s nest My initial idea was to begin with a definition of “Islamophobia” but after looking around for various definitions, I decided to use my own, very primitive...

Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): the RCEP Train Left the Station, and India, Behind, by Pepe Escobar

Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): the RCEP Train Left the Station, and India, Behind, by Pepe Escobar

A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest free trade deal in the world, was not signed...

New Columnist Pepe Escobar and Various Website Changes, by Ron Unz

New Columnist Pepe Escobar and Various Website Changes, by Ron Unz

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve very recently added a new regular columnist, Pepe Escobar, who has been writing on international globalization issues for the Asia Times and numerous other publications for...

The Ministry of Wiki-Truth, by C.J. Hopkins

The Ministry of Wiki-Truth, by C.J. Hopkins

OK, here’s a silly one for you. Have you ever wondered how all those Wikipedia articles get produced … you know, the ones you pull up on your phone to look up an actor,...

Sentence First, Crime Later?, by Ron Paul

Sentence First, Crime Later?, by Ron Paul

Attorney General William Barr recently sent a memo to law enforcement officials announcing a new federal initiative that would use techniques and tools developed in the war on terror, such as mass surveillance, to...

We Are All Palestinians, by Philip Giraldi

We Are All Palestinians, by Philip Giraldi

In spite of the fact that Israeli snipers continue to shoot scores of unarmed protesting Gazans every Friday with virtually no coverage from the media, there are some signs that the ability of Israel...