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Peter Ward: Market Faith

As the fanaticism becomes more flagrant and as the divorce between image an reality becomes greater one wonders if there won’t be a crisis of faith (among the public) not unlike the breakdown of religions faith in Europe during the Enlightenment. For example, the stern opposition by much of the business community, those that do Read more…

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Peter Ward: Are the Days of Middle Class Complacency Ending?

If present tenancies continue as they are showing every sign of doing I would say they will have to. Traditionally, middle class professionals have been protected by a quasi-religious belief that as long one gets good grades and plays by the rules one can own a “home” and live comfortable life spared the degrading burden Read more…

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Peter Ward: On the Lack of Protest of Operation Enduring Freedom

Further evidence, if such were needed, that a major part of Obama’s appeal is that, through successful PR, his administration enables faint-hearted liberals to put their heads back in the sand–silence on America’s latest Imperial Crusade*, the "Afpak" war. Operation Enduring Freedom, a name that would make St. George (Orwell) himself cringe. So far, the Read more…

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Peter Ward: How to Add Descriptive Meta Tags to Znet Content to Enhance Shareability

The addition of a description in the form of a meta tag may greatly enhance the exposure of Znet content when shared onFacebook and other social networking websites. To add the tag, switch to "Source" view in the editor and then enter the following at the top: <meta name="description" content="X" /> where X is replaced Read more…

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Peter Ward: Capitalism: Cuba’s New Ally?

A spam email I received from CheapTickets.com (strangely enough, I’ve been thinking about going to Cuba): Dear Peter, At CheapTickets we believe passionately in the power of travel to transform lives. And we believe that people should have the freedom to travel wherever they choose. Americans today have the right to travel to any country Read more…

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Peter Ward: Capitalism: Cuba’s New Ally?

A spam email I received from CheapTickets.com (strangely enough, I’ve been thinking about going to Cuba): Dear Peter, At CheapTickets we believe passionately in the power of travel to transform lives. And we believe that people should have the freedom to travel wherever they choose. Americans today have the right to travel to any country Read more…

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Peter Ward: Libertarianism: the Result of Political Immaturity?

Is libertarianism really the product of political immaturity, unworkable in practice, the result of sentimentality and ignorance of hard facts? Or is it at best a “blue sky” proposal, one that may work out as long as the going is good but falls to pieces the minute crisis arrises? It depends one what means by Read more…

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Peter Ward: Ingloriuos Bastards

Doubtless, a great film; perhaps even Tarintino’s best since "Jackie Brown". But what one would really like to see is what would be at last an honest film about WWII and the Holocaust. A film that portrays the reality of the war as one of great cowardice rather than great heroism. For in fact what Read more…

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Peter Ward: The Transitional Role of Corporations

[Editor’s Note: Originally written in reply to several of the comments following this weblog post on StopMeBeforeIVoteAgain.org.] Since we are probably stuck with corps for the time being we should pursue whatever reformist measures it is efficient to pursue in order to lessen the harm they do to their various victims. However as to what Read more…

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Peter Ward: Baffled Leftist Journalists

Laura Flanders announces today she can’t "make sense" of among other things Israel’s construction of a separation wall but suggests it might have something to do with Israeli "self-righteousness". I’ve pointed this tendency before re: Doug Henwood’s dazzled reaction to the recent economic meltdown. What I can’t makes sense of is how professional leftists can Read more…

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