British Media Turn on Putin War Plan. But Will They Turn on the New Clown in Downing Street?

British Media Turn on Putin War Plan. But Will They Turn on the New Clown in Downing Street?

It’s becoming harder and harder for any British PM to state that the British are not part of the war in Ukraine, Martin Jay writes. To understand how the British media works and what’s behind the decisions it takes you don’t have to be very bright at all. In fact, you can be really quite…

How to Control the Citizenry Through Reality TV Distractions

How to Control the Citizenry Through Reality TV Distractions

“Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville…

Who Is Killing 10,000 Black Americans Every Year?

Who Is Killing 10,000 Black Americans Every Year?

“Unfortunately, Jan. 6 was not an isolated event,” warned FBI Director Christopher Wray last winter: “The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now, and it’s not going away anytime soon.” Since he became director in 2017, said Wray, FBI domestic terrorism investigations had doubled in number to…

How Ertugrul Resurrected the Muslim Imagination

How Ertugrul Resurrected the Muslim Imagination

This piece contains spoilers for the TV series Dirilis: Ertugrul (Resurrection: Ertugrul). It was called Lion of the Desert. The film, funded by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and directed by Moustapha Akkad, told the story of Omar Mukhtar, the legendary Libyan and Senussi revolutionary who fought against Italian colonialism during the early 20th century.  As…