Fooling the people

Watching television provides a window into the workings of mass propaganda. Television advertising is dominated by four themes: the attempt to persuade people to buy things they do not need; to borrow money at loan sharking rates; to gamble money they...

Outlaws

The response of the American elite to the Senate report into state torture demonstrates beyond any doubt that the US is an outlaw state. The report reveals a degree of law-breaking at the very heart of the state that is breath-taking. Yet, the elite...