Monthly Archives: August 2013

Barry’s Blog # 70: Obama’s War on Syria

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike. – Oscar Wilde This week’s act: Chemical warfare, more familiar to contemporary Americans as “weapons of mass destruction.” Why do these phrases move us so, or to be … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 69: The Con Man: An American Archetype, Part Two

A recent list of the “Top 10 Famous Con Men” includes  the inventor of the “Ponzi Scheme.” But interestingly, this list includes neither politicians, nor corporate CEOs, nor preachers. Studies indicate that many corporate CEOs have many of the personality … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 68: The Con Man: An American Archetype, Part One

Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. – Mark Twain This is America. If you’re not a winner it’s your own fault.  – Jerry Falwell Don’t you get the idea I’m one of those goddamn … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 67: Odyssey Through Southern Mexico, 1989

¡Bienvenudo al Mundo Tercero! Driving south from Texas in a huge SUV with my friend Michael who was on his way to do field work in Belize. I was simply escaping an unbearable emotional crisis at home, the breakdown of … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 66: Gatekeepers, Provocations and Cover-Ups

Robert Stinnett’s book Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor (http://www.amazon.com/Day-Of-Deceit-Truth-Harbor/dp/0743201299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375304298&sr=8-1&keywords=Day+of+Deceit%3A+The+Truth+About+FDR+and+Pear+Harbor) is a stunning deconstruction of one of our most enduring myths, and it opens up another perspective on the subject of gatekeeping. Pearl Harbor is one … Continue reading

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