Category 2016

Don’t Mourn Castro, Mourn His Victims

“How should the world mourn a tyrant?” seems like a pretty straightforward question to answer: It shouldn’t. That seems lost, however, on some. It was announced late yesterday that Fidel Castro, long-time authoritarian strongman and hero to unintentionally ironic liberals and progressives, has died. While the diplomatic self-restraint of some world leaders is perhaps understandable, other […]

2016: Zinn’s Revolt of the Guards Has Arrived

I have the good pleasure to share this piece which Rob Barthelmess invited me to collaborate with him on. The substance is his; the “flair,” as well as all remaining errors, are my own. Gentlemen, he said I don’t need your organization, I’ve shined your shoes I’ve moved your mountains and marked your cards But […]