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The Last Resort: A Century of Demagogues

by Al Vorspan THE CLICHE that truth is stranger than fiction is sometimes really right. About thirty years ago, my brother-in-law Sid was en route from New York City to Hillsdale, New York to visit with me and my family at our country place. He stopped off at a diner and, sitting at the counter, […]

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Doing Business with Hitler

Koch Was Not Alone in Aiding the Nazi War Machine by Dusty Sklar JANE MAYER’S RECENTLY PUBLISHED Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, is causing a stir. She reports that Fred C. Koch, the father of billionaire rightwing political activists Charles G. and David H. Koch, […]

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September 11: Lindbergh Blames the Jews

In Des Moines, Iowa on this date in 1941, aviator hero Charles Lindbergh made a compelling speech against U.S. entry into World War II that inveighed against American Jews, whose “greatest danger to this country,” he said, “lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.” […]

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The Temptations of Nationalism

“America First” Versus Ruinous Empire by Lawrence Bush Prior to John Kerry’s defeat at the polls in November 2004, a powerful critique of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Bush Administration’s preemptive war doctrine was circulating through the country: After the World Trade Center towers fell to earth on 9/11 . . . Le […]

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