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Leid Stories—Creating More and More Wars So We Can Commemorate Those Who Die In Them—05.28.18

It is Memorial Day. A dwindled portion of the country will hold parades honoring those who died while serving in or defending America’s various wars; most, however, will be enjoying a long weekend of backyard barbecuing and hunting for good buys at start-of-summer sales. Memorial Day has all but ceased to be a sobering moment when, as the country honors …

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Max Border – How Politics Brings Out the Worst In Us

The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. – Guy Duborg Have you seen The Best of Enemies? It’s a documentary about the famous 1968 debates between William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal. The whole thing culminates in a moment where — after heated exchange — Buckley, taking Vidal’s bait, explodes, Now …