Forget Liberalism, Let’s Redefine Conservatism

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by Graham E. Fuller  What is it about the US that makes it virtually the only country in the world where a political Left scarcely exists? We have a center Right—the Democratic Party. And we have a far Right—the Republican… Continue Reading  

The Best Way of Dealing with Iran: Capitalism

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by James Spencer Like many previous US administrations over the past four decades, the Trump presidency’s Middle Eastern policy seems to be coalescing into the trusty “pro-Israel and anti-Iran” channel. That’s hardly surprising, given that it has been the comfortable… Continue Reading  

Authoritarian Symps

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by John Feffer In the bad old days of the Cold War, the left and the right used to play a nasty game called “Who’s Your Favorite Dictator?” Right-wing ideologues supported authoritarian leaders like Augusto Pinochet of Chile while left-wing… Continue Reading  

Why the World Is Becoming the Un-Sweden

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by John Feffer Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolved into the United Soviet Socialist States. The conjoined entity, linked perhaps by a new Bering Straits land bridge, combines the optimal features of capitalism… Continue Reading  

NYT: U.S. Companies Don’t Like Trade Restrictions

Cigarettes, Wrigley’s chewing gum, Louisiana hot sauce, weight-loss remedies, body-building equipment, and sports rehabilitation equipment. These are just some of the items which, thanks to a lengthy investigative article published by The New York Times, we now know are exempt… Continue Reading