Sunday, August 25, 2019

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China’s Black Weekend

By Ian Johnson | 2019 August 24

To understand what’s happening in Hong Kong, you have to understand the Chinese Communist Party. Ian Johnson on “China’s Black Weekend.”

Once in Europa: What do the 2019 EU election results mean?

By Stan Persky | 2019 June 3

The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.

Sonnet About Orpheus (Where)

By Stan Persky | 2019 May 20

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

Recent Articles and Reviews:

 

Trump Prose Poem, a.k.a. Potus Takes a Snooze

By Stan Persky | 2019 April 14

POTUS takes a snooze.

Guardians of the Truth? Notes on MSM

By Stan Persky | 2019 March 26

Stan Persky checks out the “guardians of the truth,” and puts in a good word for mainstream media (MSM). It’s “breaking news.”

This Year’s Question

By Stan Persky | 2019 February 25

Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.

Good Country for Old Men

By John Harris | 2019 February 5

Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.

Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | 2019 January 31

Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.

Old People’s Socialist League

By Sidney Australia | 2019 January 17

Old Socialists, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your walkers.

In the Land of Oz

By Stan Persky | 2018 December 28

Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”

David Shields - Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump

Taking the Piss out of Donald Trump

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 November 7

David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.

MeMeMe! … and It

By Stan Persky | 2018 October 20

Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.

McCain’s Meme

By Stan Persky | 2018 September 2

The message from John McCain’s funeral.

After the Asshole Apocalypse

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2018 August 27

How to keep thinking during and after the Apocalypse. Dan Gawthrop has a few practical suggestions.

Dear Old Golden Rule Days

By Stan Persky | 2018 August 11

Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Who in Hell Writes This Crap, Anyway?

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 August 9

Brian Fawcett reads the jacket copy of a science fiction novel

Writing Old Age

By George Stanley | 2018 August 7

Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.

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