Archive for 'Politics'
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?” “We’re going to be looking at that and many other things.”
This article calls into question the “liberal consensus” that we are moving, slowly but surely, toward a future of greater democracy, prosperity, and freedom around the world. The consequence, the author says, is a return to tribalization (extreme nationalism) whether in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un recently machine-gunned his former girlfriend, a pop singer.
Today I found myself, not for the first time, arguing with a friend whether the U.S. under Bush was “sincere” in its desire to bring democracy to the Middle East. I went back to an April 2003 article by Josh Marshall, in which he lays out the grand vision neoconservatives had at the time, improbable as it was, in the first days of the war in Iraq.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 20 August 2013.
Cold-blooded, premeditated, state-sponsored killing. The Egyptian revolution is over, it seems, and it failed.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 23 July 2013.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of recent days.
“When I see the pictures of Kyenge I cannot but think of…the features of an orangutan.”
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 15 July 2013.