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America’s Conservative Road to Destruction – A Brief History

I’ve recently Friended Bruce Bacon from a mutual progressive facebook group, and this article was published from one of his posts.  It’s long, but concise, to the point, and weaves together all the pieces which I believe to be true as causes of today’s effects. 181 more words

Politics

REVIEW: THE UNWITTING, BY ELLEN FELDMAN

Our story begins on November 22, 1963, when we meet Charlie and Nell Benjamin, poised for an ordinary day, living the writer’s life in Manhattan. But nothing about this day would be ordinary. 317 more words

Book Review

Jasper Johns' Un-American Flag

As the United States of America celebrates Independence Day, the country drapes itself in the red, white and blue of the American flag. As a potent symbol of national pride and ‘Americanness’, the flag became a recurrent subject in the work of one Cold War painter as he questioned his response to political events. 197 more words

Cold War

Climate McCarthyism

Source: Capital Research Center, by Dr. Steven J. Allen, June 17, 2014

As regular visitors to this space know well, there is no basis for the claim, put forth by President Obama and other radical environmentalists, that “97 percent” of scientists believe in Global Warming theory. 95 more words

Climate Change

Chicago Communists Come Home to Roost

By Judi McLeod

June 17, 2014 | Comments| Print friendly | Subscribe1Sometimes, and more often than not, the real news gets buried in the heaps of masquerading propaganda captured in mainstream media front page headlines.Unheralded anywhere but on the front page of the Chicago Tribune, the Communist Party USA returned last Friday to Chicago, the city of its cesspool birth. 356 more words

Alternate News

Arthur Miller, The Crucible, the Red Scare, and McCarthyism -- two important resources

Reflections on re-reading The Crucible, continued from here.

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This will be a lot shorter, just because my scholarly investment in the twentieth century pales in comparison to my personal investment. 1,420 more words

Richard Armitage

Karl Marx on individuality: the impossible dream?

The problem: how to separate communists from social democrats; is “the Left” the same “left” opposed by bourgeois apologists in prior periods? The “McCarthyism” accusation that reproaches anticommunists is derived from the liberals defending the bureaucratic collectivism of the New Deal: “liberals” attacked those “fascists” from the Republican Party who opposed FDR’s remedies for the Depression. 705 more words

Identity Politics