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First they came for the Iranians

To the Trump regime, I make one request: if you ever decide that it’s the policy of the US government to deport my PhD students, then deport me first. I’m practically begging you: come to my house, συνέχεια..

The Russia Story Reaches a Crisis Point (M. Taibbi, Rolling Stone)

"The only solution is an immediate unveiling of all the facts [...] We need to know what the likes of Clapper and Comey know, and we need it all now, before it's too late." συνέχεια..

What We Know and Don’t Know About the Trump-Russia Dossier (S. Shane, NYTimes)

"Last year, a Washington political research firm, paid by Mr. Trump’s Republican rivals, hired a retired British intelligence officer to investigate the candidate’s ties to Russia." Ομορφιές. συνέχεια..

The Faith of Graffiti (Norman Mailer, Esquire)

"This one comes from Esquire in May 1974. The esteemed Norman Mailer, reports on the brand new at the time youth trend that was graffiti." via συνέχεια..

Schadenfreude with Bite (R. Seymour, London Review of Books)

‘Every joke calls for a public of its own,’ Freud said, ‘and laughing at the same jokes is evidence of far-reaching psychical conformity.’ Περί trolling. (Αναγνώρισα σε πολλά σημεία τον εαυτό μου.) συνέχεια..

TThe American Leader in the Islamic State - The Atlantic

John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the never-before-reported story of his l συνέχεια..

How Donald Trump's Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests (K. Eichenwald, Newsweek)

Φιλιππίνες, Ταϊβάν, Κίνα, Αργεντινή. Και Τουρκία, βεβαίως βεβαίως: αν δεν παινέψεις το σπίτι-ουρανοξύστη σου (στον Ερντογάν), θα πέσει να σε πλακώσει. συνέχεια..

The IMF is Not Asking Greece for More Austerity (Obstfeld & Thomsen)

"Greece cannot modernize its economy by boosting funding for infrastructure and well-targeted social programs while exempting more than half of households from income taxes and paying public pensions συνέχεια..

Malaysia PM urges world to act against 'genocide' of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Για να πάρουμε μια ιδέα για το πόσο αγαθός είναι ο Βουδισμός και πόσο καλή η Aung San Suu Kyi. συνέχεια..

Schrödinger’s Brexit

"Britain is like the cat; simultaneously inside and outside the single market and customs union. This has the advantage for the government of allowing it to pretend that the “have cake and eat it” so συνέχεια..