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By Mark Ames
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…

Jul 13, 2011 | Comments (7)

By Ramon Glazov
Burmese Daze: Making Sense Of Myanmar's Mess

So what does Myanmar’s population look like? Its last baby boom happened in the 80s, when the fertility rate was 4.0 to 4.7 – that’s four or five kids per mother. Today it’s just over two kids. This means people born before the mid-90s pose more danger to the regime than any generation after them.

Those people hit twenty during the last decade, and, sure enough, massive protests suddenly broke out in 2007 after 19 years of relative tranquility. Media sources never failed to mention that the protests were “monk-led,” but no one seems to have caught the significance of that.

Jul 13, 2011 | Comments (22)

By Eileen Jones
Horrible Bosses: Straining for Laughs

American movies are dead and I’m attending the funeral. It’ll be a long-running funeral, I expect, with services that go on for years and years and years, and I’ll be there for most of ’em. My beloved movies! After so…

Jul 10, 2011 | Comments (32)

By Mark Ames
Radicals, Imbeciles & FBI Stooges: From Jerry Rubin To Rich Fink, We've Reached Rock-Bottom, Baby!

  I just came across a massive dump of FBI files on the YIPPIES–the legendary 60′s youth movement led by Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. They declassified and released over 6,600 pages of FBI surveillance and intel on the Yippies—unfiltered, a…

Jul 6, 2011 | Comments (87)

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By Eileen Jones
American Movies Are Dead (So Party Down)

American movies are dead, people. I know I’ve hinted before that American movies, collectively, were unwell, maybe even terminally ill, but that was in the still-hopeful past. Now it’s officially over. We can stop checking its pulse in the form…

Jul 2, 2011 | Comments (51)

By Mark Ames
Why The American Right Never Liked V.S. Naipaul

I’ve often wondered why the American Right has been so quiet about V.S. Naipaul. He’s easily the most talented reactionary writer in the English language–maybe the only living talent left in the right-wing zombiesphere. The American Right devotes an insane…

Jul 1, 2011 | Comments (95)

By Eileen Jones
Random Opposition: Super 8 vs. Jon Benjamin Has a Van

  It’s just a coincidence that I happened to watch a new cable TV show, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, about the same time I got around to seeing the movie Super 8, so now the two of them are…

Jun 26, 2011 | Comments (25)