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Russia’s Justifications for Its War in Ukraine Don’t Hold Up

The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine―the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II―are not persuasive. Although, in defending the Russian invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s primary emphasis has been...

Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils

Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the...

Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils

Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the...

Military and Economic Power Once Again Fail to Produce Happiness

Although the rulers of the world’s major military and economic powers have repeatedly claimed that they are making their nations great again, their policies have not resulted in widespread happiness among their citizens. That conclusion emerges from the recent World...

Who Speaks for the World?

Russia’s brutal war upon the nation of Ukraine should remind us that, for thousands of years, great powers have used their military might to launch military assaults upon smaller, weaker societies. Since World War II alone, these acts of aggression have included...

The Imperialist Roots of Putin’s Policy

A key factor that explains Vladimir Putin’s military invasion of Ukraine is traditional Russian imperialism. Throughout the world’s long and bloody history, other powerful territories (and, later, nations) expanded their lands through imperial conquest, including...

Psychiatrists, Local Police and Judges at Santiago de Compostela (v)

On 06/27/2004, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers performed in Santiago de Compostela, a few kilometers out o the city, at the facilities of Monte del Gozo, Monte do Gozo, whose name refers to the joy that the pilgrims lived in when the cathedral of Santiago could be seen in...

Spanish Electoral Regulations, one more time, (since 1985)

A draft I might be trying to submit TRUTH-OUT. Should read well their “SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES,” etc. It seems they accept pieces up to 2000 words, and posted content. I should include “links,” footnotes, everything. This thing I wrote amounts just to 773  “words.”...