Slavoj Zizek and the Terminal Collapse of the Anti-War Left. By Jonathan Cook

The US has 800 military bases around the world. The rest of the world has 30 outside of its own borders.   Washington learned a hard lesson from the unpopularity of its 2003 attack on Iraq aimed at controlling more of the Middle East’s oil reserves. Ordinary people do not like seeing the public coffers ransacked or suffering years of austerity, simply to line the pockets of Blackwater, Halliburton, and Raytheon. And all the more so when such a war is sold to them on the basis of a huge deception.

So since then, the U.S. has been repackaging its neocolonialism via proxy wars that are a much easier sell. There have been a succession of them: Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Venezuela and now Ukraine. Each time, a few more leftists are lured into the camp of the war hawks by the West’s selfless, humanitarian instincts – promoted, of course, through the barrel of a Western-supplied arsenal. That process has reached its nadir with Ukraine….

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JUAN COLE: The US would be on firmer ground declaring Putin a War Criminal if George W. Bush had been Tried / Aditya Chakrabortty: Western values? They enthroned the monster who is shelling Ukrainians today

Rohini Hensman: The Historical Background to Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine / Chris Hedges: The Greatest Evil Is War

10 Theses on the Proliferation of Egocrats (1977)

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Jonathan Steele: Understanding Putin’s narrative about Ukraine is the master key to this crisis / Oliver Stone: American Exceptionalism Is on Display in Ukraine / Mariia Shynkarenko: Not about NATO

Tory lobbying row over unregulated ‘Westminster Russia Forum’ / Donald Trump can’t stop praising Vladimir Putin

Ukraine: Women giving birth in basements and bunkers / Russian bombing of maternity hospital ‘genocide’

ALFRED MCCOY – The Geopolitics of the Ukraine War: Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in the Struggle over Eurasia

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Stephen Marche – The ‘debate of the century’: what happened when Jordan Peterson debated Slavoj Žižek

LINDSAY BEYERSTEIN – What Happened to Jordan Peterson? A philosopher, a medical crisis, and a mystery

Slavoj Žižek vs Noam Chomsky

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Thomas Moller-Nielsen: What is Zizek for?