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About buzzanco

Historian, Agitator, Sicilian

The Economy is ________? Fake news about U.S. economic strength

Over the past year or more, there’s been a consistent narrative that the U.S. economy is doing well and on the uptick. While most recognize that Trump’s descriptions of a “perfect economy” or “the best economy in history” are absurd, … Continue reading

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David Barsamian @ UH

David Barsamian Speaking @ UH Wednesday, April 3d, 4:00 p.m.  210 Agnes Arnold Hall “Rise Up & Resist!” David Barsamian is the founder and director of the Alternative Radio Network, and frequent collaborator with Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, … Continue reading

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Trump Tax Returns? Really?

So several media outlets are reporting that the new House in January is going to demand Trump’s tax returns  (See Here). Really? That’s at the top of the “to do” list?? The election was about health care, gun safety, immigration, … Continue reading

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“The Commodification of the Vietnam War: Popular Culture and American Militarism”

From Condemnation to Restoration (Talk at Université Grenoble Alpes, 25 April 2018)     Capitalism, Politics, Power, and History Gramsci and the cultural politics of the elites Debord’s “spectacle” and “the autocratic reign of the market.” Tom Frank’s “Conquest of … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Just Cronkite

    50 years ago on February 27th, 1968 Walter Cronkite went on national TV with his “Report From Vietnam,” and rattled America.  The most trusted newsman in the country at the time and a supporter of the war until … Continue reading

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Gun Crazy

I’m in Venice this semester as a visiting professor, so I’m not keeping up with U.S. politics like I normally would.  But I woke up to another report of a mass killing at a public place, another school. Yesterday, after … Continue reading

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Suicide and Guns–AFSP Tells Gun Safety Groups to Get Lost

  “Suicide Prevention Walk Organizers Tell Gun Control Advocates to Keep Away” That’s a headline from this past Friday’s “Voice of San Diego” News Organization website.  It forced me to do a triple-take because I was saddened and angry. I … Continue reading

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