80 years after the outbreak of World War II, apprehensive faces abound, predominantly among the older generations. Nationalism is back, and the masses are once again being stirred up against people who come from other countries, or those who look and act differently. The White House is occupied by a populist, while another governs in London. Level-headed politicians, meanwhile, are still fighting for the EU peace project, though few among them have the courage to point out the importance of one of the pillars of the EU: the creation of a Europe without borders, a Europe that unites. And unless a miracle happens, the younger generation will soon realize what it means when a country like the United Kingdom begins putting up new barriers.
Louis Menand writes about a cultural misperception about baby boomers and their role in the social and cultural events of the nineteen-sixties.
No point here – move along. Boomers accepted and made the ideas, music, culture and art created by those ten years ahead of them the 60’s. Without acceptance and consumption by the boomers, the 60’s would have been the 50s redux. History is not defined by historians. They only see what they think others should see.
The court rejected the claim of self-defence in its ruling, finding that the three men “assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground” and that Mayers, 30, “also threw the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm”. It said they were “not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defence”, ordered them to pay Jafari 12,500 kronor (£1,000) in damages and handed down conditional sentences, meaning they face no prison sentence in Sweden unless they commit a similar offence in the country again.
Congressman Joaquin Castro had enough. So, he did a tweet telling folks – just in case you didn’t know, here are folks MAXXED OUT IN THEIR DONATIONS TO DOLT45. Like, maybe, you ought to have this l…
Charles Bethea reports from a march in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, protesting gun policy and Donald Trump’s rhetoric and featuring a speech by Beto O’Rourke, after a mass shooting there and in Dayton, Ohio.
Charles Bethea speaks with Jorge Sainz about Sainz’s experience offering emergency-care help at an El Paso, Texas, hospital that took in victims from a mass shooting there on Saturday.
Our new political reality includes more women, more people of color, and with them, more substantive policy. And that opens up a whole new set of…
white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them what white privilege actually is.” “When their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him” from being shot, she said, invoking Trayvon Martin. “When their child has a car that breaks down and he knocks on someone’s door for help and the door opens and the help is given, it’s his whiteness that protects him from being shot.” She also made clear that it is not the sole responsibility of candidates of color to talk about racism.
On Wednesday night, Kirsten Gillibrand got into it with Joe Biden, whose decades-long record is basically a menu of terrible shit that is very worth getting into it over. The topic was Biden’s lone opposition to expanding a childcare tax credit while in the Senate in 1981, and a companion op-ed he wrote that argued day care centers and nursing homes were somehow emblematic of people’s “desire to avoid individual responsibility.”
Culture War is Class War disguised. The Wealthy Elite--the "Filthy Rich"--foment Culture War in society to distract and cover their real economic motives. Culture War, Class War explores the resulting cultural divide--how it was instigated and kept alive for fifty years in America by certain elite powers and how and why they choose to benefit while tearing families in two and keeping America paralyzed.
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