Karl Marx Mancrushes on Abe Lincoln (Or, How To Make Ron Paul’s Head Explode)

ISReview: Lincoln’s proclamation is even more important than the Maryland campaign. Lincoln is a sui generis figure in the annals of history. He has no initiative, no idealistic impetus, no cothurnus, no historical trappings. He gives his most important actions always the most commonplace form….His latest...

Inauguration 2009: End of an Error, Beginning of a Movement

January 20, 2009 was a day of rewriting and redefining possibilities in America. It was a day of triumph and celebration, of sacrifice and tears. A beautiful black family, full of love and no stranger to hard times, will enter the history books as 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, begins...

How much BS wankery can one fit into a glowing retrospective on Bush?

I’m not because I have my limits on reading this garbage.  For this Telegraph op/ed piece titled “History will show that George W Bush was right”, my limit was paragraph #8: Similarly, the cold light of history will absolve Bush of the worst conspiracy-theory accusation: that he knew there...

Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law

In a must-read post today, Glenn Greenwald challenges Ruth Marcus and the establishment Washington consensus, in which the pursuit of war crimes charges against soon-to-be-former Bush officials is arbitrarily dismissed as either too polarizing, too partisan, or just too goddamn difficult to successfully...

“Accountability…is not, in every case, a virtue”

Mike Allen of The Politico quotes from Ron Suskind’s new book, The Way of the World: “After the searing experience of being in the Nixon White House, Cheney developed a view that the failure of Watergate was not the break-in, or even the cover-up, but the way the president had, in essence, been...

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