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    TAG : Imperialism

    The Reparations of History

      What the modern world owes slavery This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. Many in the United States were outraged by the remarks of conservative evangelical preacher Pat Robertson, who blamed Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake on Haitians for selling their souls to ...

    A Dishonest Broker

    Why are we arming Israel to the teeth?This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. We Americans have funny notions about foreign aid. Recent polls show that, on average, we believe 28 percent of the federal budget is eaten up by it, and that, in a time of austerity, this gigantic bite of ...

    Visions of Sochi

    Making sense of Russia’s Olympic resort. Sochi seems like a weird place. With the Winter Olympics beginning at the Black Sea resort last week, Western correspondents have uncovered everything from murderous gangsters to toothpaste terrorists to the hundreds of stray dogs that call the city ...

    The Two Faces of Empire

    Reading Melville in the Age of Terror. This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. A captain ready to drive himself and all around him to ruin in the hunt for a white whale. It’s a well-known story, and over the years, mad Ahab in Herman Melville’s most famous novel, Moby-Dick, has ...

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