The man who promised to improve America’s global image has made us more hated than ever.
Fred Branfman, author, blogger and early contributor to the current California economic miracle under Governor Jerry Brown, has written a very long apologetic about Noam Chomsky, or more accurately a standard screed against US imperialism and capitalism using Chomsky as a prop. Presumably he thought that invoking the grand old man’s name would somehow spur [...]
When most people hear the word “Palestine” they immediately think “occupation” and “oppression.” People imagine that Palestinians are the most impoverished people in the world, living in ramshackle refugee camps—not because their own leaders have stolen their money and forced them into endless war with Israel—but because Israel, is allegedly, a “colonialist,” “apartheid,” and “Nazi” [...]
Back in the 1960s, with America’s black ghettos exploding into violence, the architects of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society argued that the best way to stop the rioting would be to pump money into the ghettos. George Soros now offers a globalized version of the same argument. He states that the best way to fight terrorism [...]