Are we heading toward armed confrontation with a nuclear power? All the signs point that way, not least the unity of our so-called free press – see my recent review of Propaganda Blitz – in declaring Russia a rogue state. The … Read More »
Here’s why “Kavanaugh sounds guilty as hell to me” … … and here’s why “there’s much truth in Paula’s words“.
this review also features on offguardian Introduction On Friday, August 31 I had an email from OffGuardian editor Catte: How do you feel about reviewing a new 9/11 book for the anniversary? I know you’re a sceptic but that is … Read More »
this post also features in offguardian If I and a hundred likeminded others devoted ourselves 24/7 to rebutting the drivel above and below the line in the Guardian, we couldn’t make a dent. It would be like despatching midges, in … Read More »
Wednesday August 22 – Trump’s national security advisor and most hawkish of neocons, John Bolton, told reporters there would be “no change in US position for now”. Given the subject – the official US view, in line with that of … Read More »
I’m not really a fan of Galloway – far less of Donald Trump – but yesterday George expressed my sentiments with ninety percent accuracy. But a facebook exchange today adds a little nuance to the picture. Here’s a snippet: In … Read More »
Jan Oberg, Director of Transnational Foundation (TFF) posted today. I’m to the left of this not-for-profit outfit but applaud its courageous stance on Syria. Indeed, the talented Mr Oberg first caught my eye last year with his images of Aleppo … Read More »
In an international survey by WIN/Gallup the USA came out tops. And it can’t be laid at Trump’s door. The poll was in 2013, and worth checking out for other of its findings.
Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz is the only Arab to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Even in translation his was a wonderful voice, as distinctive as that of all great writers from Chaucer to Twain and Wodehouse. It was … Read More »
Initially put off by the manic tempo of this Russia Today presenter, that response was soon replaced by appreciation of his comic brilliance and, more importantly, the truth of what this American social commentator is saying. See for yourself in … Read More »