Review: “Against Our Better Judgment” The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, by Alison Weir
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Review: “Against Our Better Judgment” The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, by Alison Weir

Alison Weir’s relatively short book covers the history of Zionism in the United States from the last decades of the 19th century until the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. (She is working on a second volume that will carry this history to the present.) Its brevity does not mean, however, that it…

“The Great Class War 1914-1918”, There Is Nothing Great about War…
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“The Great Class War 1914-1918”, There Is Nothing Great about War…

Book Review: The Great Class War 1914-1918 – Jacques R. Pauwels In all countries socialists renounced the class struggle and proceeded instead to go to war for their fatherland and their people. Jacques R. Pauwels, The Great Class War 1914-1918, p. 69 War is anathema. I hate war and I am sure the majority of…

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There is no other place in the world where Americans bear so much responsibility for what happens –Ehrenreich

Ben Ehrenreich’s new book, The Way to the Spring, Life and Death in Palestine (Penguin Press 2016), is a tough read. Tough because of what it evokes in any civilized reader: anger and despair — in equal doses. And particularly tough for an American Jewish reader because it does not let you stop thinking or…

It’s Creepy How Much the Global Elite Are Obsessed With Making Us ‘Happy’
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It’s Creepy How Much the Global Elite Are Obsessed With Making Us ‘Happy’

The following is an excerpt from the book The Happiness Industry by William Davies (Verso, 2016):  Since the World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971, its annual meeting in Davos has served as a useful indicator of the global economic zeitgeist. These conferences, which last a few days in late January, bring together corporate…