by Emma Goldman If I were to give a summary of the tendency of our times, I would say, Quantity. The multitude, the mass spirit, dominates everywhere, destroying quality. Our entire life – production, politics, and education – rests on … Continue reading Taking notes 43: minorities versus majorities
by Henry A. Giroux With the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture, it becomes clear that in the aftermath of the loathsome terrorist attack of 9/11, the United States entered into a new and barbarous stage in … Continue reading Moral paralysis: torture and the violence of organized forgetting
by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan 1. The Triangle of Conflict Analyses of modern Middle East conflicts vary greatly. They range from sweeping regional histories to narratives of individual disputes. They draw on various analytical frameworks and reflect different … Continue reading The weapondollar-petrodollar coalition: still about oil?
by Henry A. Giroux If you want a picture of the future imagine a boot stomping on a human face forever. — George Orwell The larger reasons behind Eric Garner’s execution seem to be missed by most commentators. The issue … Continue reading Taking notes 42: state terrorism and racist violence in the age of disposability
by Jeff Noonan Despite six years of global economic crisis and austerity, and despite much talk, even amongst liberal economists, of the threats growing inequality poses to democratic forms of capitalism, there has been little effective political mobilization in favour … Continue reading Preservative struggles in the age of austerity