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Disdain: The Root of Our Diseased Politics

In recent months, presidential candidates have smeared one another—“con artist,” “phony” and “sniveling coward,” to list just a few verbal cudgels now hurled on the stump. 724 more words

McCarthyism

New McCarthyism: Is London's 'anti-Semitic' scandal a move against Jeremy Corbyn?

By John Wright

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

 

An extraordinary political crisis has erupted in the UK over the alleged prevalence of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party. 1,130 more words

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Recontextualizing Meaning

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 tells of a near-future society where books are banned and “firemen” search out and burn literary contraband. 588 more words

Music

Student yanked off flight for cellphone conversation about chicken dinner - in Arabic


The crime of Flying while Muslim

A college student who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in California earlier this month after another passenger became alarmed when she heard him speaking Arabic.

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Culture

Trumbo, McCarthyism and India

Couple of days back, I got to watch the Bryan Cranston-starrer Trumbo, based on the life of the Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted because of his membership of the Communist Party of the USA. 866 more words

Life

The Brit, turned Soviet spy, “whose treachery was responsible for the deaths of hundreds.”

The Red Scare is a big deal to many leftists. McCarthyism is the witch hunt always lurking beneath the surface, they say. Well, Soviet spying and recruitment of Americans in government was serious and was at times quite effective. 141 more words

News

BDS and the Blacklisting of Pro-Palestinian Activists

Yesterday I learned about a pro-Israel operation you might be interested in. Propaganda online real time: Canary Mission

It comes complete with rapid-fire context-insensitive propaganda video: 221 more words

Palestine