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Thomas Piketty: A Security-Minded Response Isn’t Enough

“It’s clear: terrorism nourishes itself on the powder keg of inequality in the Middle East that we have contributed a lot to create. … It is through equitable social development that hate will be defeated.”

For Obama’s New Term, Cascading Crises

President Obama has only been reelected for one week, and already the U.S. and the world seem to be hit with a series of cascading crises. It’s as if the world held its collective breath until after the American elections, and is now vomiting all its accumulated bile at once.

We Are the 47%

“”All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims…. And they will vote for this president no matter what.”

Netanyahu, Make My Day!

Get it over with, already. Attack Iran! Just don’t drag President Obama into it.

Economic Monopoly, Political Stalemate in Morocco

Morocco shows a modernizing face to the world, with its high-speed trains and five-star hotels, but urban shantytowns and rural poverty are a stubborn reality behind the façade.

The End of the Beginning

“On the ground [in Tunisia] today, a face-off is occurring between yuppies and proles: two revolutions, two forces on the scene.”

Three Revolutions

There is not one revolution in Tunisia, but three: the revolution against the dictator, Ben Ali, which succeeded; the revolution for freedom of expression and new democratic institutions, which is ongoing; and a third revolution against the economic policies that created the social inequalities in the first place, which has not even begun.

Run and Tell That

Doesn’t Antoine Dodson speak for all of us, and our sense of powerlessness in some way? Don’t we all somehow feel under assault after a decade of economic crisis and war, with no end in sight? Antoine at least did something. He stopped a rapist, he protected his family, and he spoke up as we’d all like to do.

My Powerful Voice

I know my voice isn’t being heard in Washington, and there’s probably good reason for that. But at least spare me the fatuous talk, Mr. President, because you don’t even know me.

Beacon of Hope?

Something about the last few years has got me rethinking the globalist project. America is engaged in nothing less than a war of imperial domination around the globe.