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Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Fanatics

Lena Hades | Posted 05.10.2016 | World
Lena Hades

Being a fanatic means that you are a fan to the point that you are obsessed with the person you are a fan of and you might even try to hurt someone who is not a fan or is a fan of a rival.

Ben Carson, Firearms and False Parallels to the Holocaust

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.

The Worst of All Possible Worlds

John Feffer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolved into the United Soviet Socialist States. The conjoined entity, linked perhaps by a new Bering Straits land bridge, combines the optimal features of capitalism and collectivism.

Ukraine Is Attempting to Wipe Away Its Past

Georgy Bovt | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Georgy Bovt

MOSCOW -- If leaders had "de-Sovietized" the country in the 1990s, it would be clear to what Russia could now return -- namely, to its age-old traditions that predated the Soviet era. But as for Ukraine, a country that first achieved statehood only in the 20th century, what can it return to now?

France's New Government and the Ecology of Cécile Duflot

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.08.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Mrs. Duflot, who presents herself as the guardian of the loftiest questions facing the human race, who supposedly thinks only of the immense challenges that, because they affect us one and all, should occupy a heavenly space of pure ideas, has her feet planted in the same mud in which the most cynically political leftists of the past century waded.

The Life and Death of the World Historical Figure

Francis Levy | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

At the end of his short encomium to Mandela in The New York Review of Books, "On Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)," J.M. Coetzee writes, "He was, and by the...

To the Birthday Boys and Girls of April 22

James Heffernan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Weird News
James Heffernan

Here's a little toast to the birthday boys and girls of April 22

PHOTOS: Chavez Is Not The Only Dead Leader On Display

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

Thousands of Venezuelans spent hours waiting in line on Thursday to pay their respects to Hugo Chavez. According to the Associated Press, the line to ...

Soviet Founder Vladimir Lenin Comes Back to Life

Reuters | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts

Soviet nostalgia is nothing new for Moscow. An embalmed body of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has been on display in Moscow’s Red Square since...

Big, Steely, Shiny and, Thank God, It's Not Jeff Koons

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The last day of 2011 ended on a rather dramatic note: something stopped me -- figuratively and literally -- in my tracks. I almost bumped into it. It was big, shiny and made out of stainless steel. And, no, it was not, thank God, any of the shiny nonsense by Jeff Koons.

Don't Overuse the Word "Revolution"

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Teitelman

When we attach the word "revolutionary" to every new development, we debase its meaning. We become more than a little superficial -- not to say a little more prone to the true revolution we never saw coming.