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Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion

Author and journalist Chris Hedges discusses his new book, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, which describes what he considers to be the economic, … Continue reading

15 October, 2009 · Leave a comment

Scenes from the US healthcare debate

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16 August, 2009 · Leave a comment

Left Progressive Media Inside The Propaganda Model

In a recent study by Peter Philips and the Project Censored team, the progressive US press is appraised for coverage of “sensitive” issues. The authors ask: “Are independent media strong … Continue reading

3 August, 2009 · 9 Comments

Helen Thomas: Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama Administration

Helen Thomas, a mainstream media elder spokeswoman, is sharper than other members of the US press corps half her age. This testy exchange between White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs … Continue reading

4 July, 2009 · 1 Comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"