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The Construction of Vladimir Putin

April 12, 2019 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Tragically, the arrival of Trump and his egocentric delirium serves as a catalyst for an important part of the U.S. political class to revel in the madness of a Cold War that never seems to end.

Was Chomsky Right? Did East European Dissidents Suffer Less?

July 29, 2016 // Lidové Noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

A couple of weeks ago, I received a surprisingly long email from American linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky, one of whose statements on dissidents two years ago stirred up a fuss. He was reacting by email to my request for an interview on Václav Havel, and East European dissent in the late socialist period [Read more]

Delusion and the Illusion of Power

March 14, 2016 // Al-Watan - Oman - Arabic

Many scholars of history agree that empires resemble human life: They develop, and then enter adolescence and their prime, bringing together elements of their power. Finally, they begin to recede until reaching old age and end up dying, or at best shriveling away. Intellectuals said this in the time of Plato and [Read more]
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