Category Archives: philosophy

As the Fourth Great Turning Unwinds, Technology is Speeding Up the Process

By Thomas Hartmann/ TheHartmannReport/ August 19, 2022 These hinge points of history are never painless, but they always leave enlightenment and true change in their wake. As Russian President Putin tries his version of Hitler’s September 1939 “defensive” attack on … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges Interviews Cornel West

April 15, 2022 In this premiere episode of The Chris Hedges Report, Dr. West joins Chris Hedges to discuss the decay of the American empire, the struggle to show international solidarity in the face of escalating militarism, and what it … Continue reading

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What Happened to Empathy?

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Our Lowest Priority: People

By Arlen Grossman There is one important reason this country has so many mass shootings, as well as so much suicide, opioid addiction, depression, anxiety, child abuse and a litany of other indicators of a dysfunctional, troubled society. It comes … Continue reading

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Why Are Conservatives More Susceptible to Believing Lies?

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by FoxNews and FoxNews.com.   By John Ehrenreich/ Slate/ November 9, 2017 Many conservatives have a loose relationship with facts. The right-wing denial of what most people think of as accepted reality starts with … Continue reading

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Reign of Idiots

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ April 30, 2017 The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social … Continue reading

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IT’S BASICALLY JUST IMMORAL TO BE RICH

 By A.Q. Smith/Current Affairs/March 30,2017 A reminder that people who possess great wealth in a time of poverty are directly causing that poverty…   Here is a simple statement of principle that doesn’t get repeated enough: if you possess billions … Continue reading

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Teabaggers

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THE MANIPULATED MARKET

The Myth of the ‘Free Market’ and How to Make the Economy Work for Us By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ September 16,2013 One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right (and its fathomless think tanks and media outlets) … Continue reading

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Prescient Question By Thoreau

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