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Toxoplasma: The Obscure Cat-Shit Parasite That Explains Europe

They get in your mind… They make you do things! – General Owen referring to the Brain Bug in Starship Troopers. This isn’t a movie, kids. The Brain Bug is real. It doesn’t look anything like those big fat brain worms…

Posted on: August 21st, 2007 | Comments Off on Toxoplasma: The Obscure Cat-Shit Parasite That Explains Europe

Serfin' USA! Teenaged Russkies Duped Into Taking Low-Wage Summer Jobs From American Minorities

The New York Times finally got around to writing about exploitation of East European student-labor by US corporations–8 years after The eXile’s Jake Rudnitsky went under deep cover with a bunch of Russian and Ukrainian teenaged serfs working in Pennsylvania. Here is The eXile’s original article…

Posted on: August 19th, 2011 | Comments (22)

The War Nerd Vs. Neocon Knucklehead Victor Davis Hanson: A War Nerd Classic

For your reading pleasure, The eXiled is reposting one of the War Nerd’s most famous–and hilarious–episodes: The epic battle pitting Gary Brecher against neocon historian Victor Davis Hanson, guru to Dick Cheney and “Scooter” Libby. Like Bull Run, this battle…

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 | Comments (40)

Black Metal Nation: How Norway Spawned The World's Most Violent Rightwing Metalheads

My idea of a Norwegian was always some cheerless Social Democrat in a knit sweater whose greatest joy in life was comparing the price of beer in Prague (cheap) to the price of beer in Krakow (even cheaper). Then I…

Posted on: July 23rd, 2011 | Comments (90)

Freedom's Just Another Word For Fascism

This article was published in The eXile on December 28, 2005. The Putin regime’s latest moves to tighten controls over foreign NGOs are being portrayed in the West as yet more proof of Russia’s savage authoritarianism and anti-Western paranoia. While…

Posted on: July 13th, 2011 | Comments (7)

Final Days Of The eXile: Mark Ames Blogs The Kremlin Crackdown

  Before heading back to Moscow in June 2008 to face the Kremlin “audit” of The eXile, which I knew meant the death of the newspaper at the very least, I worked out a deal with my editors at Radar…

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 | Comments (10)

Quaker Cuts Off Our Johnson

No, we’ve been censored, by, of all people, David Johnson, a squeamish Quaker who runs the once-highly-influential Johnson’s Russia List… acting on the orders of his sponsor, a Democrat Party wonk and Stanford professor whose dedication to promoting democracy in the former Soviet Union is matched only by his relentless four-year campaign to censor and marginalize the eXile.

Posted on: November 13th, 2002 | Comments (1)

Mikey McFaul and the Three Bears: A Review of "Russia's Unfinished Revolution"

This book is a four-hundred page testimonial to the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the American Russia-watching mafia. In its pages, Michael McFaul condemns himself again and again with staggering non-sequiturs, self-serving lies, crude misrepresentations of his own past and the recent history of Russia, and repeated failures to meet even the most basic standards of academic rigor.

Posted on: November 27th, 2002 | Leave Comment

Feature Story: The eXile Guide To European Hatred

The Europeans have turned against America in the War On Terror. They believe that Americans don’t understand a thing about the world. That Americans are ignorant, shallow and drunk with military might. In such a people’s hands, all that weaponry…

Posted on: October 2nd, 2002 | Comments (2)

The Real Reason Why Putin Arrested Yukos Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky: An eXile Classic

This article was first published in The eXile on November 13, 2003. Reading the Western press accounts of the Khodorkovsky arrest has at times been as unpleasant as one of my famous giardia attacks. I’m not sure which version is more ridiculous:…

Posted on: November 21st, 2009 | Comments (9)

Feature Story: Hot Afternoons in Armenia's Frozen Zone

STEPANAKERT, NAGORNO-KARABAKH — It took my taxi driver and me an hour to get out of Yerevan. Most of it was spent waiting in line to fill up his gas tank. Not with gasoline. No, it was the kind of…

Posted on: August 25th, 2006 | Comments (1)

Boning For Medvedev

This was first published in The eXile in March 2008 On Friday, a group of Russian performance artists stripped off their clothes and started fucking in the middle of Moscow’s Biology Museum in an act they called “Fuck For Medvedev!”…

Posted on: March 3rd, 2008 | Comments (8)

Here Lies The Worst Of All: An eXile Tribute to Ronald Reagan, Part 1

In all of America, isn’t there one person brave enough to dump wet cement on Reagan’s Hollywood Boulevard star? Isn’t there one bitter reject with nothing to lose, willing to pour lighter fluid over the “tributes” Reagan’s fans have been…

Posted on: February 5th, 2011 | Comments (20)

Homeless In Mourning: An eXile Tribute to Ronald Reagan, Part 3:

Homeless Mourn Reagan Normanson PodKristolwitz June 10, 2004 NEW YORK (Weekly Standard) — Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans mourned the death of former president Ronald Reagan, whom they view as a hero and patron for cutting government funding of…

Posted on: February 5th, 2011 | Comments (3)

"The  Abominable Chimp-Fucker Is Dead!" An eXile Tribute To Ronald Reagan, Part 2

This article was first published in The eXile on June 10, 2004 “One thing’s for sure. Pessimism never created a job.” — From Bush’s new anti-Kerry television ad For my first two months out here, watching the Republican goon-machine retreat into the…

Posted on: February 5th, 2011 | Comments (8)

Enough Appeasement: Why We Need Media Criticism Delivered In A Cruise Missile

This article was first published in the New York Press on February 8, 2005. Thank God for the Iraqi insurgency. If it weren’t for the resistance tying us down, we would have already moved against far more serious foes like…

Posted on: December 14th, 2010 | Comments (23)

Bandit-Aid: The eXile's Christmas Classic Song "Send Them Crack (Do They Know It's Christmas Time)"

Reader John M. sent us one of The eXile’s fabled “lost basement tapes”: our 1998 post-crisis Christmas charity song, “Send Them Crack” by “Bandit-Aid”: a giant fuck-you from all of us in Russia to the IMF, World Bank and all…

Posted on: September 29th, 2010 | Comments (8)

The H-Bomb: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the Herpes Epidemic

Which chick scares you more from a public health perspective? Spring is here and so are migrant birds. That means another bout of bird-flu media-frenzy. H5N1 was supposed to be a pandemic, remember? The Bubonic Plague without borders. Millions would…

Posted on: April 20th, 2007 | Comments (8)

Hell Is Other People On Amazon.Com

When Amazon started printing readers’ book reviews on the net, a window opened briefly on the mental worlds of ordinary people — or, as Harry Dean Stanton so memorably called them, “ordinary fuckin’ people.” Everyone should have a look at…

Posted on: September 6th, 2010 | Comments (33)

Jonathan Franzen: "Will Rim Bobos For Book-Of-The-Month Fame"

This review was first published in The eXile on March 21, 2002. Jonathan Franzen’s novel The Corrections, billed as a masterpiece, is a worthless fraud, a hopelessly trite story gaudied up with tedious overwriting. The overwriting is meant to conceal…

Posted on: August 27th, 2010 | Comments (47)