FTAA: A Communist plot
I already had plenty of reasons to oppose the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, but this is a new one on me:
The New American asks:
... Could the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, now galloping toward completion, actually spur the spread of Marxist revolution throughout Latin America? ...
Welcome Mat for Terrorists
Silly time
From a quiz, "What kind of postmodernist are you?" These were my results. theory slut
You are a Theory Slut. The true elite of the
postmodernists, you collect avant-garde
Indonesian hiphop compilations and eat journal
articles for breakfast. You positively live
for theory. It really doesn't matter what
kind, as long as the words are big and the
paragraph breaks few and far between.

What kind of postmodernist are you!?
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Saddam and the G.O.P. (Greed, Oil & Privilege)
From another blog:
What happened Sunday was that the Republicans captured a former ally, with whom they had later fallen out.
For more, see historian Juan Cole's Informed Comment.
Sara Fishko just sent me a note that her December 12 broadcast is now available for listening on the WNYC website. If you care about memory and memorials, or if you just enjoy intelligent reporting, you will want to listen. Here's the link again, to that and other radio essays she has produced.
The Fishko Files


Carlos Fuentes: 'Artemio Cruz'
I finally read Carlos Fuentes' famous analysis (1st published in 1962) of how injustice and corruption got institutionalized in Mexico after the revolution. If you read Spanish, and don't yet know this book, you may be interested in my commentary on La muerte de Artemio Cruz.