Monthly Archives: December 2014

Somehow, the case for democracy and elections never has to be made

Some commentators already want to bring “democracy” to Cuba: Democracy is a universal right, not something that only some peoples or some cultures deserve. Having an exceptional healthcare and education system, or defying a concerted attack by a global superpower, … Continue reading

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Bush, Clinton, Trudeau, and democracy

Greenwald makes an obvious point that, for some reason, not enough people have been making: Having someone who is the brother of one former president and the son of another run against the wife of still another former president would be … Continue reading

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Pour qui travaillent les médias?

En regardant des clips d’interviews de Frédéric Lordon, je suis tombé par hasard sur cet excellent documentaire sur le journalisme. Il s’intitule Les Nouveaux chiens de garde et s’inspire du livre du même nom de Serge Halimi. C’est à propos … Continue reading

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“Real journalism”

Stop telling journalists to do “their job.” They are doing it. What we call “real journalism” is, and, as far as I can tell, always has been, the exception. The journalist’s job is to fill up space between ads, paraphrase … Continue reading

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