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Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”― Frank Herbert Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian … Continue reading

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Kafka Warned Us

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Kafka’s The Trial can be read in retrospect as a prelude to the Twentieth/Twenty-First century. Although probably not written as prophecy, Kafka’s short unfinished book nevertheless provides a road map to the terrors of the current Surveillance … Continue reading

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THE MADNESS OF WAR

By Julian Rose Source: Waking Times It is essential to constantly remind ourselves, that war, apart from a very few exceptions, is a symptom of madness. Yet war is a disease which is largely taken for granted; considered ‘normal’ and unless … Continue reading

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Do Psychopaths Run the World?

By Nick Parkins Source: Waking Times “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. … Continue reading

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The Price of Resistance

By Chris Hedges Source: OpEdNews.com In the conflicts I covered as a reporter in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, I encountered singular individuals of varying creeds, religions, races and nationalities who majestically rose up to defy … Continue reading

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Review: The Utopia of Rules, by David Graeber

By Jonathan Woolley Source: Gods & Radicals Reading a book about bureaucracy may not sound like an exciting way to spend a weekend off with my family. And yet, having just started David Graeber’s latest – A Utopia of Rules … Continue reading

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