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On Eric Hobsbawm’s Passing

On Eric Hobsbawm’s Passing by Luis Suarez-Villa   Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012), regarded by many as the top 20th century British historian, passed away October 1st, at the age of 95.  Hobsbawm joined the British Communist Party in 1936, the year he entered Cambridge University, and remained a life-long member.  In a life dedicated to historical … Continue reading

The Gadafi I knew

    Published on Saturday, October 22, 2011 by Eric Margolis The Gadaffi I Knew by Eric Margolis “What’s going on, what’s happening,” a wounded, dazed Muammar Gadaffi reportedly asked just before he was murdered in Sirte, Libya. The “Brother Leader” had once asked me something similar. A year after the US sought to assassinate … Continue reading


Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by TruthDig.com   Deceit of Shakespearean Proportions   by Robert Scheer   Behold this unctuous knave, a disgrace to his nation as few before him, yet boasting unvarnished virtue. The deceit of Dick Cheney is indeed of Shakespearean proportions, as evidenced in his new memoir. For the former vice … Continue reading