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Articles by: Max Parry

The Orientalism of Western Russophobia

The Orientalism of Western Russophobia

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Edward W. Said’s pioneering book, Orientalism, as well as fifteen years since the Palestinian-American intellectual’s passing. To bid farewell to such an important scholar shortly after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which Said fiercely criticized until his dying breath before succumbing to leukemia, made an already tremendous loss that much[Read More…]

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Why France’s Yellow Vest protests have been ignored by “The Resistance” in the U.S.

Why France’s Yellow Vest protests have been ignored by “The Resistance” in the U.S.

 “The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.” — C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins In less than two months, the yellow vests (“gilets jaunes”) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week, demonstrations continued across the country even after concessions from a cowing President Emmanuel Macron while inspiring a wave of similar gatherings in[Read More…]

In Defense of ‘Conspiracy Theories’: From ‘Fake News’ to the Art World

In Defense of ‘Conspiracy Theories’: From ‘Fake News’ to the Art World

 “To remain innocent may also be to remain ignorant.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing This November 22nd marked fifty-five years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Perhaps no other major incident in U.S. history has generated more uncertainty and skepticism towards its official account than his Dallas killing in 1963. A 2013 Gallup poll showed that a clear[Read More…]

Fact-Checking the Establishment’s “Fact-Checkers”: How the “Fake News” Story is Fake News

Fact-Checking the Establishment’s “Fact-Checkers”: How the “Fake News” Story is Fake News

 It would be an understatement to say that during U.S. President Donald Trump’s term in office, the issue of truth and falsehoods has been a central topic of political discourse. It was a reoccurring issue throughout the 2016 election and has only continued following his unlikely triumph. While naïve liberals who fetishize Trump would have us believe he is the[Read More…]

Russian ‘collusion’ is a red herring while a Fourth Reich rises

Russian ‘collusion’ is a red herring while a Fourth Reich rises

 As the 2018 U.S. midterm elections approach, there is still no evidence of ‘collusion’ between the campaign of President Donald J. Trump and the Russian government after nearly two years of inquiry. Thus far in the Department of Justice’s investigation led by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, only a trail of corruption involving Trump associates has been discovered. None[Read More…]

Russian-speakers protesting Latvia’s language reform laws

 The Russian minority in the Baltics live under ‘apartheid’ states

  It has been nearly three decades since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Despite Russia’s reemergence on the world stage as a respected power after market-oriented ‘reforms’ destroyed its economy for the duration of the nineties, the breakup of the USSR is an event regarded by an increasing amount of Russians as a catastrophic tragedy rather than a triumph[Read More…]

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The West’s real interest in Chechnya isn’t gay rights

The West’s real interest in Chechnya isn’t gay rights

The start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has seen Western media step up its anti-Russia fervor more than ever. Already we are hearing wild exaggerations of corruption behind its successful bid to host the event and witnessing a similarly overblown depiction of its cultural nationalism. It is specifically identity politics that has never been more effectively weaponized by[Read More…]