Monthly Archives: July 2016

The most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party

The BBC reports that Bernie Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton, saying “there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns and we produced, by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.” I find this … Continue reading

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UK foreign secretary: US decision on Iraqi army led to rise of Isis

Today’s Guardian: Maybe it was too great an ambition to dismantle quite a sophisticated country with a long-established civilisation, traditions and culture of its own, and to recreate a mid-Atlantic construct of what government should look like, often going against … Continue reading

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From the BBC. I find the combination of this headline and photograph really funny.

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Zarqawi as rationale for invasion of Iraq

The world’s introduction to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi came on February 5, 2003, in the sixty-first minute of Colin Powell’s speech to the UN Security Council making the case for war against Iraq. It began with a declarative sentence that, like … Continue reading

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Exporting Wilsonian Democracy

There was even a somewhat rarefied revival of our primitive Yankee boastfulness, the reversion of senility to that republican childhood when we expected the whole world to copy our republican institutions. We amusingly ignored the fact that it was just … Continue reading

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