Daniel Furr

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Alas, We Can Never Understand the Causes of Evil

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 6:44 AM

In recent days, everyone has become amateur psychoanalysts and terrorist experts; we've done our best Sigmund Freud impression and even dabble with theology to explain why two men brutally murdered an innocent person and candidly spoke to bystanders after the barbarism. The calm and direct explanation for the crime is...

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The European Destruction Of Cyprus Has Begun

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 8:06 AM

In a moment of sheer insanity, brutality or just economic incompetence, the European Union has destroyed the Cypriot economy and left untold destruction. The off shore banking system is in ruins and the domestic credit supply has been broken into pieces; capital controls effectively suspend Cyprus from the internal market...

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The British Left, Moral Equivalence and the Cult of Julian Assange

(5) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 12:32 PM

The evil United States strikes again, according to the supporters of Julian Assange - well, mainly segments of the British left. Those who argue and combat against sexism and declare themselves as "feminists" (in some cases) have justified Assange's belief he should not face trial over rape allegations. Self declared...

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With So Much Hope and Promise at the Start, the Coalition is Slowly Dying

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 7:19 AM

Let us traverse across time and return to those fateful days in May 2010. Like a spectre haunting the past, we recall the infamous 'rose garden love-in' and the the level of expectations the coalition was building. Health, economic, education, transport, social, political, constitutional and banking reform was all promised;...

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Dissolving the Eurozone could be Bloody, Literally.

(7) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 7:34 AM

In my first Huffington Post blog, A European Civil War: The American crisis comes to Europe, I crafted an analogy between the current euro debt crisis and the American Civil War; an issues of state verses federal power and, in order to solve the economic catastrophe, a federal solution would...

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The Government Wants to Read My Emails? I'll Save Them the Effort

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 8:05 AM

This morning I received my weekly propaganda from the political parties, in which the world has been painted in multiple view points and contradictory terms. The Alliance Party routinely facilitate an adequate briefing for Northern Ireland; always nice to know what is occurring back home.

Several invitations to participate...

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The State Should not Regulate the Love Between two Individuals

(3) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 6:36 AM

Love is a powerful human emotion; it is hypnotic, captivating and can provide happiness on a grand scale. The ability, for an individual, to walk into your life and literally bring warmth to your heart is an awesome moment; for love is a powerful stimulate. Love can be expressed in...

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The United Nations Must Become the Arsenal of Democracy

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 6:01 AM

A coalition has formed, a new coalition of the willing. The democratic West, Arab democracy movements and the Arab League itself; its greatest adversaries are the avatars of authoritarianism - Russia and China. The isolation of the two undemocratic members of the United Nations Security Council has divide the world...

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Occupy Parliament: Government is, and Always Has Been the Problem

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 6:31 AM

Something is wrong with a system, which can be influenced by externals groups and individuals. Unions, corporations and private individuals are able to undermine the true nature of a representative democracy by the lobbying system. Large corporations lobby for the government to have more power, and in return the government...

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The Role of Liberal Interventionism is Still required in the Post 9-11 World

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 9:44 AM

Al Qaeda preached violence and terrorism as the mantle for martyrdom. Sacrificing your own life and maiming countless others in the process was a heroic death; but the Arab Spring refuted that doctrine. Completely negated it. Martyrdom was restored to the disciples of liberty and freedom. On the 10th anniversary...

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Collusion in Torture is the Ultimate Betrayal of our Principles

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2011 | 8:28 AM

From mid July to the end of October, in 1940, Britain experienced the brutal display of the Luftwaffe. Political and economic areas were targeted; and the destructive 'terror bombing campaign', in order to break the will of the people. Throughout the Battle of Britain, and the subsequent Second World War,...

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The Fragility of Libya Will Expose a Security Problem for Africa and Europe

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2011 | 7:23 AM

The 'mad dog', grand antagonist of the West and founder of hyperbolic propaganda, is no more. Gaddafi and his tyrannical rule have evaporated over night with the victorious revolutionaries liberating their capital city. An Orwellian state cease to exists; but the war is not over, yet. Whilst NATO special forces...

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The Great Political Scandal that Never Was

(10) Comments | Posted July 22, 2011 | 7:29 AM

A great absurdity shrouded Westminster last weekend. The Prime Minister, with an overall approval rating between 40 - 43% (ICM/Populis), witnessed segments of the press claiming his resignation was possible. The same ICM poll concluded that voters were not really concerned with phone hacking; they're rather worried about the economy,...

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The American Default Looms

(38) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 12:01 PM

August 2nd is the U.S. Treasury deadline for authorizing new borrowing and increasing the debt ceiling. The White House, however, have put in place a July 22nd deadline -- in order to give Congress sufficient time. Which is only a matter of weeks away. Any deal later than July 22nd,...

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A European Civil War: The American Crisis Comes To Europe

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2011 | 2:24 PM

The European debt crisis is a sign of a much bigger conflict within the European Union. It is a battle for what Europe is and what it should do. And, more importantly, where the power truly rests; Brussels or national governments.

For four long, tedious, blood soaked years in...

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