Sunday, August 25, 2019

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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.

Recent Reviews:

China’s Black Weekend

By Ian Johnson | Aug 24, 2019

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

Guardians of the Truth? Notes on MSM

By Stan Persky | Mar 26, 2019

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 | Feb 25, 2019

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 | Feb 5, 2019

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

In the Land of Oz

By Stan Persky | Dec 28, 2018

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

Recent Articles:

China’s Black Weekend

By Ian Johnson | Aug 24, 2019

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 | Jun 3, 2019

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

Sonnet About Orpheus (Where)

By Stan Persky | May 20, 2019

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

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

By Stan Persky | Apr 14, 2019

POTUS takes a snooze.

Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | Jan 31, 2019

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