Saturday Dec 7
Bolshevism and Stalinism
Originally written in 1940 by the German Marxist theorist Paul Mattick, this is a demolition of the illusion that the politics of Leon Trotsky are in any way a liberatory alternative to the horrors of Stalinist counter-revolutionary tyranny.
Obama Blames ‘the Balkanization of the Media’
At a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event in Philadelphia on Thursday night, President Barack Obama ended his speech by bemoaning what he called 'a level of polarization that seems unique'-citing as one cause to blame for this phenomenon 'the Balkanization of the media.'
Contra Costa Times
Review: Symphony Silicon Valley steps outside the box
More than most regional orchestras, Symphony Silicon Valley has a way of stepping outside the box.
John Locke Foundation
Historian Johnson reviews the relationship between the American and Russian leaders
Paul Johnson 's latest Forbes magazine column shares his negative assessment of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and questions whether President Obama will be able to deal with him successfully in the years ahead.