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Cold Warriors Stoke Another War in Ukraine

Cold Warriors Stoke Another War in Ukraine

To be clear at the outset, what is going on in Ukraine is horrific. With nothing more at the ready than a national ego bruised by the 20th century, Vladimir Putin has brought death and destruction to Ukraine, a country that has been trying to manage its geopolitical affairs in a relatively...

Has Democracy Become a Threadbare Reality?

Has Democracy Become a Threadbare Reality?

The idea that governments are the instrument of the people rather than an established ruling class became universally accepted as a feature of "evolved civilization" at some point in the 20th century. It is applied even in many traditional monarchies, such as the United Kingdom and Spain, though...

Fly on the Wall: Managing War News

Fly on the Wall: Managing War News

The latest in Fair Observer’s series of fictional dialogues intended to make sense of the underside of the news. FADE IN: INT. NEW YORK SENTINELS’S NEWS BUREAU — EVENING  Shot from behind the editor’s desk. Door opens. HARVEY MANNERS, journalist, enters and...

When Will We Know the Bleeding Truth?

When Will We Know the Bleeding Truth?

In an article for Bloomberg, British historian Niall Ferguson expresses his strategic insight into the real motives of the Biden administration concerning the course of the war in Ukraine. Officially, the US claims to be acting in the interest of Ukraine’s defense in an effort to support...

The Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan

The Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan

The Doha Agreement signed between the United States and the Taliban on February 29, 2020, not only set a date for the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, but it also included certain obligations for the Taliban. Under this agreement, the Taliban are obligated to take...

After a Difficult Year, US Farmers Are Pessimistic

After a Difficult Year, US Farmers Are Pessimistic

Debt is of great concern to many American citizens, despite the Biden administration’s selective efforts at debt forgiveness. While high and trending upward, debt has at least remained relatively stable over the past year. Market concentration, on the other hand, is a more pernicious...

A Russian-American Game of Mirrors

A Russian-American Game of Mirrors

Most of the propaganda Western media is now mass-producing focuses on the very real belligerence and lies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Print and broadcast media have thrown themselves into a propaganda game serving to cast them in the noble role of prosecutors of an evildoer and defenders...

A Fictional Debate Between a General and a Journalist

A Fictional Debate Between a General and a Journalist

Washington Post reporter Brandon Dyson emerges from the shadows in a street near Foggy Bottom after he recognizes General Edwin Moran leaving the State Department building and walking toward his car. Brandishing a microphone, Dyson rushes up to intercept him. FADE IN: EXT. Georgetown Street...

How to Write New York Times Propaganda

How to Write New York Times Propaganda

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has ushered the Western world into an innovative moment of history managed by the media, who aim at nothing less than erasing the public’s perception of history and historical processes. Welcome to the age of nonstop propaganda. Any curious person seeking...

The Great Fever Misconception

The Great Fever Misconception

Yes or no? On or off? Zero or one? Binary is simple, and simple is good. It facilitates decision-making, especially in a crisis like a pandemic. After all, either you have COVID-19 or you don’t. If you have COVID, then you are infectious and should isolate to avoid spreading it. On the other...

Finding a Way to Diss Information

Finding a Way to Diss Information

On March 11, at the United Nations, Russia accused the United States and Ukraine of collaborating on developing chemical and biological weapons. Russian officials claimed to have documents proving an attempt to destroy evidence of this illegal activity. None of the coverage reveals whether the...

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