Friday, September 19, 2008

When Capitalists Were Capitalists

“Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate.”

- Andrew Mellon's advice to Herbert Hoover on how to solve the banking crisis.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bush Closes Libraries

I am shocked, shocked! by this. Well, not really. Wonder how his ex-librarian wife feels about it.

Perry Anderson on the Middle East

Perry Anderson is one of the more intelligent leftists writing on world politics these days. He's also a fairly elegant stylist. This essay from the New Left Review pretty much tells you all you need to know about the Iraq War (although it gets a bit fuzzy at the end).