French President François Hollande - photo by Evan Schneider

Terror for Nationalism

For the Oligarchs of modern Western Nation-States, nothing is more of a blessing than mass murders committed by fundamentalist Muslim groups such as those recently perpetrated by Islamic State (or, if you are a believer…



Lyndon Johnson meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. - Public Domain

The Myth of Power

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” Everyone has heard and read this phrase many times over their life. Many stand by this supposedly deeply true and meaningful common phrase, and some of you reading…




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Tragedy, Farce, and Weird Tales

Marx, allegedly revising Hegel, once said history repeats itself “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” In light of recent events, perhaps another revision is necessary. In his book First As Tragedy,…