Journal Entry #5

NORFOLK, Conn., July 23—I’ve been moved more than once over the past couple of years to return to a book that, indeed, moved me greatly when I first read it some years ago. I have a very fine first of…

Journal Entry #4

NORFOLK, Conn.—A reader who goes by the nametag Soma SF added an interesting comment to the thread following a Salon column on the Greek crisis that is datelined July 14th and now posted here. She wrote six hours ago. I…

Journal Entry #3

NORFOLK, Conn.—A reader wrote in the comment thread attached to a column now running on Salon and to be posted here today, “What is neoliberalism, anyway?” It’s a good question. Said column used the term… liberally à propos the Greek…

Journal Entry #2

NORFOLK, Conn.—The Greek crisis reached fever pitch last weekend. As I wrote in a column published Monday, it is baldy political now. Stiglitz put it better in a piece published the same day in the Guardian. Read it here. “European…

Journal Entry #1

NORFOLK, Conn.—As Howard Austen, Vidal’s other half for more than half a century, lay dying, the great writer sat by his beside and asked him if he’d like to talk. “No,” Austen replied. “There’s too much to say.” Maybe a…

Patrick L. Smith: American media function as a state supervised institutions

Patrick L. Smith: American media function as a state supervised institutions

At the World Russian Forum, foreign affairs columnist Patrick Smith talks about the state of media, democracy and empire in the United States. Visit the original content site.

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