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Jean Jaurès, one hundred years after his assassination

Jean Jaurès

Leon Trotsky
Kievskaya Mysl
July 17, 1915

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A year has passed since the death of the greatest man of the Third Republic. Events the like of which history has not previously known have welled up almost as if to wash away Jaurès’ blood with new blood and to divert attention away from him and to swallow up even his memory. 4,747 more words

Writings

Legendary investor Charlie Munger on the advantage of capitalism

From The Psychology of Human Misjudgment:

The extreme success of free-market capitalism as an economic system owes much to its prevention of many of bad effects from…

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A Visit to the Home of the Future Socialist Leader-- Part Two

May, 1894: Social activist Norah O’Hanlon Quinn, now married to former priest Daniel Quinn, accompanies him on the last leg of their trip out to the Midwest. 1,346 more words

Writing

mga katanungan hinggil sa mga karahasan ng isang pyudal na lipunan

Papasanin nalang ba ang sakit ng
Yantok na ihinahambalos sa mga
Ungol na umaalingawngaw sa
Damdaming isinasadlak sa
Aba nitong mga tanikalang
Linalabnos ang balat ng… 51 more words

Journalism in Puerto Rico: propaganda and partisenship

It was election night 1996 and I was covering the news for San Juan radio station WOSO.  Fighting through the diminished crowd, through the door and up the stairs to the second floor where I could find some good interviews and sound bites.  671 more words

Puerto Rico

New e-mails: IRS official Lois Lerner called conservatives "a**holes" and "terrorists"

CNS News reports.

Full text:

A newly discovered email exchange from Lois Lerner’s official IRS email account “directly demonstrates Ms. Lerner’s deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as ‘—holes,'” House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp wrote in a letterto Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday.

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