November 2012 Archive

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Petraeus Redux: The Half-Court Press

By Matthew Stevenson: If a week is a long time in politics, it feels like a month since President Obama was reelected to the presidency and ...

Greece

The Privatization Mirage

By Costas Panayotakis: In her most recent article on the Greek privatization program, Liz Alderman leaves the reader with the impression that privatization is the only option left for a country suffering from a deep depression. She builds up this thesis through a selection of sources that is as ‘fair and balanced’ as the Fox network.

Gaza

The Latest Gaza Catastrophe

By Richard Falk: The media double standards in the West on the new and tragic Israeli escalation of violence directed at Gaza were epitomized by an absurdly partisan New York Times front page headline: "Rockets Target Jerusalem; Israel girds for Gaza Invasion"...

Blogging and Nothingness: Progressives Turn Their Gaze from Gaza

By Chris Floyd: It sure was a quiet weekend in the progressive blogosphere, where peace, justice and the alleviation of human suffering is an earnest, burning concern. At Eschaton, Atrios gave an amiable shrug and declared, "I got nothing to say."

Greece

Re: Europe’s New Fascists

From Eugene Schulman: Sir, Call them fascists if you will, but the people described by William Wheeler in his op-ed article (Europe's New Fascists, NYT, 18 November, 2012), are naught but racists and thugs.