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Born Lake Worth, FL 1942. Educated FSU and Graduate Center CUNY. Currently teaching philosophy in NYC. Associate editor of Political Affairs online.

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Monday, March 7, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama. Putin and the U.S. Election Issues of war and peace ignored in election politics.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Clinton on Cutting Drug Costs (Kick the Poor off Medicare) The anti-progressive side of HRC exposed.

Niall Ferguson Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Inverted World of Niall Ferguson: On the Real Obama Doctrine Obama's foreign policies are beyond the grasp of Niall Ferguson.

Monday, October 5, 2015 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Afghan Hospital Bombing: Its Meaning U.S. bombing of Afghan Hospital was a war crime.

P1210052 Saturday, August 15, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Over Forty Percent of U.S. Children are Living in Poverty Current research indicates over 40% of U.S. children are economically deprived.

Pet_scan_of_a_normal_brain.jpg: PET scan of a normal brain Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Poverty and Child Brain Damage Science shows how poverty damages children's brains.

Plant life Monday, July 20, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Decline of Earth's plant life threatens human life as we know it. Science indicates that current destruction of Earth's plant biomass will lead to collapse of civilization as we know it.

Chinese_South_Sea.jpg: Chinese South Sea Saturday, June 13, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Reflections on China's South Sea Trouble Reflections on China's role in the South China Sea.

Religious Freedom Means No Pizza For Gay Weddings In Indiana Sunday, May 17, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sin, Socialism, and Sacrilege Reply to a Wall Street Journal op-ed supporting so-called religious peoples rights to discriminate against gay people.

Kissinger Friday, April 24, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kissinger and Shultz on "The Iran Deal" An analysis of the Kissinger/Shultz article opposing the Iran framework agreement.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conclusion: Fateful Steps That Led to the Crisis in Ukraine (Part Two) The back story to the Ukrainian crisis.
Series: Ukraine Crisis (2 Articles, 3083 views)

Interventionism Monday, March 23, 2015 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fateful Steps That Led to the Crisis in Ukraine (Part One) Prehistory of the current crisis in Ukraine.
Series: Ukraine Crisis (2 Articles, 3083 views)

smoky maidan Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Prolegomena to Any Future Understanding of the Crisis in Ukraine It is impossible to understand the crisis in Ukraine in terms of Russian aggression.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Russia a Kleptocracy? Review of TLS article by Richard Sakwa.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kissinger's "World Order" [Part Five & Last] Last of 5 articles on TLS review of "World Order"
Series: Kissinger's World Order (Ferguson Review) (4 Articles, 5167 views)

Sunday, February 1, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin: Chapter 6 of State and Revolution -- Vulgarisation of Marx by the Opportunists, Review (Part Two) The last article in the series on "State and Revolution" by V.I. Lenin
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

Monday, January 26, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's "World Order" [Part Four] Part four, of five, of a review of Niall Ferguson's "K of the Castle" in the TLS.
Series: Kissinger's World Order (Ferguson Review) (4 Articles, 5167 views)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Part Three of Niall Ferguson on "World Order" by Henry Kissinger Part Three of the TLS review of "World Order".
Series: Kissinger's World Order (Ferguson Review) (4 Articles, 5167 views)

Saturday, January 10, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Piketty for Progressives, Part Six suite et fin The conclusion of the six-part introduction to Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century.
Series: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (6 Articles, 3374 views)

Monday, January 5, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's World Order [Part Two] Part Two of a review of Niall Ferguson's TLS article on Henry Kissinger's views on foreign policy.
Series: Kissinger's World Order (Ferguson Review) (4 Articles, 5167 views)

Sunday, December 28, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's World Order [Part One] Part one of a take on Niall Ferguson's review of Henry Kissinger's book World Order in TLS.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin: Chapter 6 of State and Revolution -- Vulgarisation of Marx by the Opportunists, Review (Part One) Review of Chapter Six of State and Revolution - first two sections.
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

Friday, November 21, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Piketty for Progressives -- Part 5 Fifth part of a review of the introduction to Capital in the 21st Century.
Series: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (6 Articles, 3374 views)

Thursday, November 20, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin: Chapter 5 of State and Revolution -- Withering Away the State, Review (Part Three) A commentary on section 4 of Chapter 5 of Lenin's State and Revolution (Communist Society).
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer 1 - photo by Richard Hubert Smit Saturday, November 8, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Death of Klinghoffer: Reflections on an Opera Relections on a controversial work of art: John Adams' 1991 opera The Death of Klinghoffer.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Piketty for Progressives, Part 4 Part 4 of a Marxist analysis of the introduction to Capital in the 21st Century
Series: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (6 Articles, 3374 views)

Saturday, September 20, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin: Chapter 5 of State and Revolution -- Withering Away the State, Review (Part Two) Part 2 of a review of Lenin's State and Revolution.
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

Friday, September 12, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Piketty for Progressives, Part 3 Part 3 of a commentary on "Capital in the 21st Century."
Series: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (6 Articles, 3374 views)

Friday, September 5, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin on the State and Revolution -- The Withering Away of the State, Review (part one) A review of Chapter 5 of Lenin's State and Revolution with reference to our time (part one).
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Three Stooges of the NYPD Police Unions Should Resign Evidence of bias in NYPD poice union leadership?

Saturday, August 23, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Don't Write Stuff: New York Post oped on the Rev. Al Sharpton New York Post oped twists the facts.

Monday, August 18, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Piketty for Progressives, Part 2 Part 2 of article on the introduction to Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Series: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (6 Articles, 3374 views)

Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty Wednesday, August 6, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Piketty for Progressives Review of the introduction to Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Series: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (6 Articles, 3374 views)

Marx and Engels Sunday, August 3, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin on the State and Revolution-- Comments by Engels A review of Chapter IV of State and Revolution on Engels' comments on the nature of the state.
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

Thomas_Piketty.jpg: Thomas Piketty Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Piketty, The Wall Street Journal, and Rational Conservatives Comments on a WSJ review of Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century.

Saturday, May 31, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Review: V. J. McGill on Russell's Critique of Marxism This is a review and reevaluation V. J. McGill's critique of Bertrand Russell's anti-Marxist views as well as his general approach to political philosophy.

Monday, May 12, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin on The Paris Commune (1871): Replacing the Bourgeois State Real democracy cannot exist under capitalism, What will replace the sham democracy of today?
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin on the Paris Commune (1871) Review of Chapter III Section 1 of State and Revolution. The examination of socialism has been buried under the propaganda of the bourgeois state and its media organs Even a cursory examination of Marx and Engels' works shows how prescient they were, and how so many of their predictions regarding the oligarchic nature of capital have been borne out.
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/98193606@N00/11779096003/ Friday, March 28, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New York City Settlement of Fire Departent Discrimination a Blow Against Racism Critique of New York Post editorial against NYC's settlement with the Vulcan Society.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Smash or Be Smashed: Lenin's Theory of the State Review of chapter 2 of State and Revolution.
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/51117559@N03/12160794174/: marijuana Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
U.S. Drug "War" Destroys Rain Forests Failed US Drug "War" threatens rain forests.

Monday, February 17, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Withering Away of the State Lenin's views on the Marxist theory of the state.
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moai_Rano_raraku.jpg: Moai Rano raraku on Easter Island Wednesday, February 5, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bum Rap for the Rapa Nui New research on Easter Island calls into question the theory of self induced cultural collapse.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin's State and Revolution: Chapter One Part 2 A continuation of a review of Chapter One of State and Revlution
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

Friday, January 17, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin: Class Society and the State A discussion on the origin of the state and its function.
Series: The State and Revolution (12 Articles, 8091 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/62123466@N02/9174657487/: lenin Sunday, January 12, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lenin's State and Revolution Today-- The Preface Discussion of the Preface to Lenin's book "The State and Revolution"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Waiting for Mangabe or Slavol Zizek on Mandela's Socialist Failure A response to Slavol Zizek's "Mandela's Socialist Failure."

Sunday, December 8, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Women, Fertility and the Rise of Modern Capitalism: Review Review of an economics article in Science, official publication of the AAAS.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Marxism is Real Naturalism A response to Galen Strawson's London Review article confusing the materialist view of reality with panpsychism.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Living Wage or Wage Slavery: de Blasio vs. Lhota on the Dignity of Labor An article about the difference between a living wage and a minimum wage.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
De Blasio and the Sandinistas De Blasio can be proud of the fact that he supported the Sandinistas and the people of Nicaragua while Joe Lhota's team, the Republicans and Reagan supported the fascist Contras.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
John Gray, David Hawkes, and the Myth of Progress Is progress a myth? John Gray thinks it is; David Hawkes believes there may be anti-progress(!). Scientific progress seems to be well established; the problem is with moral progress.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New York Post Endorsement of Joe Lhota More Harmful Than Helpful Panning the New York Post's Lhota endoresement.

//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Egypt_Map.jpg Thursday, August 22, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Marx and the Muslim Brothers Critique of "Marx's Lesson for the Muslim Brothers", NYT op-ed by Sheri Berman.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Marxism, the Taliban, and Plato Review of Simon Blackburn's article "Taliban and Plato" in the TLS 7-19-2013.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
For Whom the co*k Crows Marx's 1844 article on criticism is still relevant today.

Saturday, July 6, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stop and Frisk: What Mayor Bloomberg Really Thinks About Minority Youth Bloomberg's comments defending "stop and frisk" reveals his real attitudes toward minority youth-- it seems it is not a good one.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who Turned the Lights Off? Jonathan Israel's Take on Pagden's "The Enlightenment" Review of Jonathan Israel's article on "The Enlightenment and why it is still important" by Anthony Pagden in the TLS

//www.flickr.com/photos/79770480@N06/8692880980/: Workers choose green and red. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
European Social Contract Betrayed This article discusses the political betayal by the European social democratic parties.

Monday, April 29, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Marx Reloaded, A Film by Jason Barker: Review and Commentary A film review of Marx Reloaded showing that the film would have been better named Marx Unloaded.

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