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Comic Book Of 'The Communist Manifesto'

Geekosystem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sure, everybody has that story about parents throwing away their comics, but this one seems particularly relevant now that George Rigakos has written ...

The 20th Century, Now in Reruns

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

Rather than understanding that the problem of the 20th Century was the refusal of capitalism to compromise with human beings, many now think the problem of the 20th Century was the few compromises capitalism did make.

Zhao Lianhai, 'Toxic Milk' Protest Father, Freed In China: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mystery over the whereabouts of a grieving Chinese father believed to have been freed from jail after protesting 2008's tainted milk scandal continues...

Movie Review: Little Rose (Rózyczka)

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

While it might cover some of the same ground as Donnersmark's The Lives of Others, the new Polish espionage thriller Little Rose is worthy in its own right.

Richard Holbrooke's Public Diplomacy: The Case of the US Cultural Center in Belgrade

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Richard Holbrooke has died. At a time when many are grieving the loss of a temperamental but dedicated diplomat, one episode of his work in the Balkans -- that explosive and often forgotten corner of Europe -- is worth bringing to light.

WikiLeaks Exposes Pakistan's Rhetoric

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

WikiLeaks has stirred a tempest in Pakistan. But the real question is why Pakistani leaders need to be so obsequious in private when their anti-American rhetoric is so bombastic in public.

Forbes: Meet The Chinese Leader Who Googled Himself, And The System That Shaped Him

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Li [Changchun] holds great sway, through bureaucracies that answer to him and others, over Chinese state media and Internet sites. He is symbolically ...

WikiLeaks Cables on Western Sahara Show Role of Ideology in State Department

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

It would be a mistake to assume the interpretations of events by State Department personnel are accurate reflections of reality. They see the world from inside the prism of a hegemonic power.

Public Diplomacy: "Out" for the U.S., "In" Overseas?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.

An Alternate History of the Energy Crisis

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

What if the United States had been forced to cut down on gas starting in 1948? U.S. auto companies likely wouldn't have become the bumbling boneheads of the industrial world.

Castro SLAMS Obama: World's 'Best Snake Charmer'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro used some colorful language while lashing out in a new article on U.S. leadership, calling President Barack Obama the...

The Impact Today and Tomorrow of Chalmers Johnson

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Chalmers Johnson led the way in understanding the dynamics of how states manipulated their policy conditions and environments to speed up economic growth. Johnson passed away Saturday; He was 79.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops,' US Video Game, Slammed By Cuba For Fidel Castro Death Sequence

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuba is condemning the release of a new video game in which players are challenged to assassinate Fidel Castro, the BBC is reporting. Titled "Call of...

Marxism in the Midwest?

Ian Squires | Posted 06.27.2011 | Sports
Ian Squires

Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., is home to one of America's last communist experiments; and it's a near century-long success story.

Russia Celebrates 1917 Revolution With Red Square Parade (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of Russian cadets wearing World War II-era uniforms, including girls with giant white bows in their hair, paraded across Red ...

It's Only a Matter of Time (We're Already Out of Time)

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

I will say this once: This is all part of the zombie bear apocalypse conspiracy. Why do you think we have Teddy Bears in every house in America? We should just give our children adorable Iranian nuclear refineries. Same difference.

The Tea Party Idea of Freedom Is Anything But

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

"Freedom" means maximizing freedom, the possibility of controlling our own lives, for all. This may sometimes require restricting the freedom of the powerful to control others.

Good Woman Child Language (Talking Characters in Taiwan)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Things to raise casually in Taiwan. To test the hospitality of your hosts in Taiwan, one may choose to innocently suggest that their Chinese characte...

North Korean Workers' Party 65th Anniversary Celebration (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu traveled to North Korea for the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, his resulting photographs...

We Have Won in Vietnam!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Freedom is a contagion that spreads on its own; it is a self-replicating bacteria; but it cannot be weaponized and spread by warfare.

The Evil Master

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

One of the most frequent topics of discussions when talking about Cuba, is whether the reality in which we live can really be called "socialist." For...

Castro: I Meant 'Exactly The Opposite' On Cuban Economy

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro said Friday his comments about the Cuban economic model no longer working were misinterpreted by a visiting American journ...

Exclusive Preview of DC Comics' Cuba: My Revolution

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bryan Young

I've long extolled the virtues of DC Comics and their Vertigo line of original graphic novels, and they've always been challenging the medium to do bigger and better things. Cuba: My Revolution beautifully tells the tale of a Cuba I'd never really read about.

Castro: Cuba's Economic Model 'Doesn't Work'

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba's communist economic model doesn't work, a rare comment on domestic affairs ...

Are China and America Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

I recently discussed challenges that China faces as it seeks to continue its economic growth including: (1) Wealth inequality, where a small percent o...