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Whitewashing The Bush Legacy

Whitewashing the Bush legacy

If “the present conducts the past the way a conductor conducts an orchestra”, bringing forward “these particular sounds, or those, and no others” – as the great Italian novelist Italo…

Endless denial

In the Blindman’s Buff variation of tag, a child designated as ‘It’ is tasked with tapping another child while wearing a blindfold. The sightless child knows the other children, all…

On treason and patriotism

“During part of her childhood, Elizabeth was illegitimate. In 1534, parliament ruled that it was treason to believe her illegitimate. In 1536, it was treason to believe her legitimate. Signals…

Invasions

Invasion’ read the headlines in our newspapers. 19 years ago in March 2002, it was the US invading Iraq. Today it’s Russia invading Ukraine. The stupidity of it all. When…

Hidden agenda and ‘deal’ with Taliban—II

George W. Bush appointed former aide to the American oil company UNOCAL, Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, as special envoy to Afghanistan nine days after the US-backed interim government of Hamid Karzai…

Profits on death

On Monday, as the United States recorded one million Covid-19 cases, three times higher than the peak of previous waves, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up by 400 points,…

The case of Kazakhstan

The mainstream media, particularly the Washington Post and the New York Times, promote a simplistic view of Russian history as a pursuit of an aggressive and expansionist national security policy…