Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens

I have been reading the marvelous ‘The Trial of Henry Kissinger’ written in 2001 by Christopher Hitchens (1949-) at his polemic, lacerating best. He argues fairly convincingly, with appropriate documentary evidence, that Kissinger warrants trial for war crimes. Indeed, Kissinger … Continue reading

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Creative Musical Conflict

I have always enjoyed the songs of the John Lennon and Paul McCartney and felt that the best ones came out of the creative tension between these two very different personalities. Paul McCartney as the survivor of the partnership has … Continue reading

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Time to Retake Politics from the One Percent of Both US Political Parties

Another great post by Dean Baker on Real World Economics, asking some good questions about the 1%. See http://rwer.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/time-to-retake-politics-from-the-one-percent-in-both-political-parties/ The country is still celebrating the inability of the supercommittee to cut Social Security and Medicare, but it is important to move … Continue reading

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The United States of Economic Insecurity

Interesting tables in the Real World Economics site this morning, which show that 45% of US families are in a state of significant economic insecurity, finding it hard for their incomes to cover their operating costs. Almost half of all … Continue reading

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