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Chris Hedges: What It Means to Be a Socialist

Hedges: War, wrapped in the cant of nationalism and the euphoria that comes with the giddy celebration of power and violence, is used by ruling elites to thwart and destroy the aspirations of workingmen and -women and distract us from our disempowerment.

Greg Grandin: The Terror of Our Age

The Two Faces of Empire:  Melville Knew Them, We Still Live With Them By Greg Grandin  TomDispatch.com  January 26, 2014 Read Tom Engelhardt's introduction here. A captain ready to drive himself and all around him to ruin in the hunt for a white whale. It’s a well-known story, and over the years, mad Ahab in Herman More

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