If you are English and someone
says to you: "The French are your brothers," your first instinctive
feeling will be: "Nonsense, they shrug their shoulders and talk
French. And I am even told that they eat frogs." If he explains to
you that we may have to fight the Russians, that, if so, it will be
desirable to defend the line of the Rhine, and that, if the line of
the Rhine is to be defended, the help of the French is essential,
you will begin to see what he means when he says that the French are
your brothers. But if some fellow-traveler were to go on to say that
the Russians also are your brothers, he would be unable to persuade
you, unless he could show that we are in danger from the Martians.
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Trump Aides Talked to Russians? Big Deal!
simple act of “talking to the Russians” appears to be a
disqualification for high office. This act, and the lying about
it that followed, cost Michael Flynn his job as National
Security Advisor. The same offense may yet oust Attorney General
Jeff Sessions. The very idea of “talking to the Russians” has
become so toxic in today’s politics and media, that a cabinet
nominee would rather risk perjury than admit to meeting a
Russian diplomat face-to-face.
Bungling Toward Oblivion: A Letter to my Friends in Russia.
Мои Дорогие Друзья!
(My Dear Friends:) It appears, to my great sorrow, that the
Cold War is returning. However, this is no time for despair. Rather it is a
time for a renewed determination of men and women of good will on both sides
to resist this drift toward confrontation, and to strive to restore the
brief moment of friendship, respect and mutual cooperation that we
experienced scarcely a decade ago. (From July 2, 2014)
James Comey Visits his Shrink.
James Comey is an emotional wreck as he tries to
deal with the political snakepit that is the FBI these days: a
pro-Trump faction engaged with a more moderate faction in a war
of pre-election leaks. Come needs help. In his psychiatrist, the
Bureau director finally has somebody he can vent to.
Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism
This essay, written when
the CheneyBush administration was running roughshod over the
Constitution, is still relevant today as our homegrown
neo-fascists have entered the political mainstream. Trump
makes George W. seem like a genteel moderate. The parallels
to the rise of fascism in 1930 Europe, of course, are not
exact, but seem eerily familiar.(First posted June 9, 2003)
Conscience of a Progressive.
A Book in Progress