Opinion

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Fascism defeated 68 years ago; will it return?

On May 8 and 9, 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War. Since then, Victory in Europe Day has been celebrated by scores of countries.

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The mailman wonders: Whose history are we taught?

It's funny what you don't learn in school. Funny is the wrong word. Actually it's quite sad.

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Springtime for Franco and Pope Benedict

In Spain recently, Pope Benedict made remarks that boil down to an outrageous defense of the 40-year fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco.

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Blood sport fans racial divisions

This sport perfectly embodies the ruling class ideology, which states that the stronger you are, the more well equipped you are, the better.

Election stakes couldn't be higher

Just like they did when President Obama was running  for the White House, the Republican/ tea party candidates are throwing the kitchen sink again at Democrats

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Progressive challenge: defeat GOP in November elections

Defeating the Republicans in November must be the top priority for all progressives.

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Novels, memory and the Holocaust

Holocaust Remembrance Day just passed, and it got me thinking about memory and empathy.

Chomsky, fascism and the working class

Famed linguistics professor and left-wing icon Noam Chomsky made remarks recently that gave me pause.

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Committing heresy: Nazis and the Berlin Wall

After witnessing a large and raucos pro-Nazi march near his house in formerly East Berlin, writer Victor Grossman ponders the Berlin Wall and its fall 20 years ago.

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Yugoslavia: a historic view

When the term “balkanization” is used, it has long meant to break a territory or a region up into hostile, unmanageable parts. The Balkans has long been portrayed by imperialist ideology as a region filled with colorful, violent, backward people — the “hillbillies” of Europe