INTELLECTUALISM: “The True Purpose of Education” / Chris Hedges

Chris Hedgesh/t: More Trees Less Assholes

ETHICS: “The Predictable and Inevitable Result of Corrupt Crony Capitalism”

Austerityh/t: ॐ Collectively Conscious ॐ

ISRAEL WAR CRIMINALS: “Examining the ‘Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself’ Narrative” / Chris Hedges / Linda Sarsour

DOUBLETHINK AND WAR CRIMES: “Why Israel Lies” / Chris Hedges

Chris HedgesAll governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us reporters who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice-in-Wonderland narratives, which we dutifully insert into our stories—required under the rules of American journalism—although we know they are untrue.

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