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Here in a rather prophetic talk Paul Jay of the Real News gave in November 2008 at The Von Krahl Academy in Estonia about foreign policies, wars, terrorism, and about the multiple converging crises of capitalism, media, economies, about the shit hitting the fan, and about solutions development.

Jay's talk is about 40 minutes. A little longer than your average tv show.

Watch the video. It's worth your time. It's one of the best videos I think ever produced by Jay and The Real News, if not the best.


Real News Network - October 4, 2009
The crisis will deepen, we need real news
Paul Jay of The Real News speaks
at the Von Krahl Academy, Estonia in November 2008

There is a transcript here.

"I had to decide. Do I believe my own rhetoric? Or not?"

"If I'm not doing the thing I feel is most significant,
then I feel empty inside.
"

-- Paul Jay

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  •  In 1989 (5+ / 0-)

    ten years after they invaded, the USSR finally was forced to give up it's dreams of domination of Afghanistan and withdrew... and collapsed.

    The interesting thing though is that although the Soviet Union "collapsed", and collapse it did... it wasn't the people who collapsed.

    It was the political structure and the power establishment that collapsed. It didn't involve any mass violence or die off of citizens or anything like that. Just the political and financial elite - the nomenklatura - mostly had to run for cover as the authoritarian fascist power structure folded like a house of cards in the wind. Life may have gotten pretty tough for the average person, in the sense that maybe there was less on the store shelves and so forth, but it wasn't the people who collapsed.

    It was the power structure that collapsed. And Russia is still one of the most advanced and powerful countries on earth.  

    Antemedius | Liberally Critical Thinking

    by Edger on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 08:21:43 PM PDT

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