In his reflections on Terror and Liberalism, Paul Berman draws attention to a crisis in Western radical circles precipitated by the wave of suicide bombings that characterized the second Palestinian intifada. These attacks were launched after the Palestinian Authority rejected a peace agreement that would have granted their demands for a Palestinian state and 97% [...]
The global warming movement as we have known it is dead. Its health had been in steady decline during the last year as the once robust hopes for a strong and legally binding treaty to be agreed upon at the Copenhagen Summit faded away. By the time that summit opened, campaigners were reduced to hoping […]
If we were living in Middle Earth what would Zinn and Chomsky’s political commentary sound like?
McSweeney’s presents the unused DVD commentary recorded by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky for The Fellowship of the Ring (platinum series extended edition, natch):
Chomsky: A terrible thing the Orcs do here, isn’t it? They destroy nature. But again, what have [...]
“La Revolution mange ses enfants.” The Revolution devours her children. This is true not only of those who willingly nourish her with their own lives, but also those offspring who choose to renounce her and face a life of gnawing loneliness and consuming remorse.
One man who realized the evil nature of Communism and abandoned [...]