Malaparte’s Stance

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Those Stupid Nationalists in Love With Their Country!

Politics on CNN is not something you want to watch on the eve of EU elections. Old Jean-Claude is not someone you want to listen to on the eve of EU elections. On the eve of the sole EU elections of any significance in your lifetime, the only thing you’re in need of is a … Continue reading

Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark. And Not Only There

The Danish song is a blond young girl, she walks and hums in the land of Denmark, she’s a child of the kingdom of the blue sea where beeches listen to the roaring waves. The Danish song, when it’s ringing the deepest, has the sound of the bell, the sword and the shield. The strain … Continue reading

Five Scenarios of War from the U.S. Institute of Peace

Foggy Bottom neighborhood, Washington, D.C. At the northwest corner of the National Mall, near the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the U.S. Department of State, a $186 million palatial building designed by Canadian-Israeli architect Moshe Safdie and financed by private donors (weapons maker Lockheed Martin is one of them) is located the U.S. … Continue reading

Bleeding Africa, Feeding France

I arrived in West Africa in the 90s. I moved across all the former French colonies and most people whom I used to deal with were young (the oldest were children at the time of declarations of independence). As for their colonial past, what remained were the official language, the educational system, borders (African states … Continue reading

Maverick Reporter Billy Six Jailed in Venezuela

“Hola, amigos! I’m in Venezuela, South America, with the socialism of the 21st century!” German freelance reporter Billy Six opens his video with this line before moving on to mingle with people waiting for a Homeland Card, a document which “allows them some benefits, like the right to buy cheap food boxes.” Throughout the 9-minute … Continue reading

Elections, Kholodomor, and the Great Ukrainian Kerch Raid

On November 11, DNR and LNR held elections to choose new heads of state and parliaments. International condemnation ensued. In a joint statement, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK stated such elections violate Minsk agreements and the Ukrainian law and urged Russia to stop them from taking place. UN statements … Continue reading

Tremendous Success! Making History! And Not That Much for the Average Joe

On the evening of Tuesday, November 6, President Trump was at the White House watching on TV the midterm election returns with family and friends. At 11:15 PM (EST), race calls were still pouring in, but it was clear Republicans would loose control of the House to Democrats for the first time in eight years. … Continue reading

It’s Trump Nation!

“Sadly the American dream is dead, but if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before.” The punch line that followed was a Ronald Reagan’s catchphrase soon to become much reiterated: “We Will Make America Great Again!” It was June 16, 2015. The location: a lavish … Continue reading

Matter of Comedians

The European Terror Tour keeps going and after Paris, 13/11 is time for Brussels, 22/3! On the morning of March 22, two Belgian brothers, Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui, and the Moroccan Najim Laachraoui, sought by authorities in connection with the Paris attacks, perpetrate three coordinated bombings in Brussels: two at the Airport and one … Continue reading

Western Jesters

It’s no easy feat reckoning with the brutish reality of this foul year 2015 that’s about to end. The presstitute whores have issued unsubstantiated surmise as news all year around, flouting in any conceivable way even basic ethical practices. Last two weeks made no difference. On 17 and 18 December, the final European Council of … Continue reading