From The Vermont Frontier – “In The Shadows Of The American Century” (US EMPIRE WATCH)

Every once in a while a book comes along that elegantly crystalizes long-term historical trends missed in the madcap 24-7 propaganda juggernaut that passes for serious “news” and public discourse in the US Empire these days. University of Wisconsin-Madison historian… Continue Reading

Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America And The World (BOOK REVIEW)

“Fit to govern? No, not fit to live.” From The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act IV scene iii In my optimistic imagination, Dick Cheney shall live and die in infamy as a traitor, coward, war criminal and profiteer, liar, and enemy… Continue Reading

Savage Grace: Living Resiliently In The Dark Night Of The Globe (BOOK REVIEW)

Savage Grace sits on my nightstand warding off the 2 am fears about climate change, politics, the economy, religion, species extinction and mass shootings. On the cover of Savage Grace is Kali, the Hindu goddess of life and death, of… Continue Reading

CABIN TALK on a Vermont Public Bank, Election Integrity, and DR Griffin’s New Book (Claudia and Jim)

REAL Radio Free Vermont! (This ain’t no ‘fable,’ Mr. McKibben.) When the history of the Vermont independence effort is written, the citizen wisdom and courage of Jim Hogue and Claudia Stauber will be front and center in the story. In… Continue Reading

The Full Vermonty: Vermont In The Age Of Trump (BOOK REVIEW)

Jeezum Crow! Way to take a GREAT title – “The Full Vermonty” – and squander it. Look, we’re all for more gadfly’esque humor in these interesting times, and longtime Vermont author Bill Mares and cartoonist Jeff Danziger have excelled at bringing… Continue Reading

A “Fable” Of Vermont Resistance: Or Is It? (BOOK REVIEW)

“Ah Mary, she’ll bake you cookies then she’ll burn your town. Ah Mary, ashes to ashes, but she won’t fall down.” – Grace Potter + the Nocturnals Full disclosure. I picked up Bill McKibben’s new novel RADIO FREE VERMONT prepared… Continue Reading

President Trump, Inc. – How Big Business and Neoliberalism Empower Populism and the Far Right (Book Review)

“Donald Trump’s victory is an additional stone in the building of a new world.” – Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National (France) Seldom has the right book come along at just the right time to help discerning readers… Continue Reading

CENSORED 2018: Fighting Fake News For Forty Years (BOOK RELEASE)

Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a “Post-Truth” World Edited by Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff with Project Censored Seven Stories Press, 2017, $18.95 Project Censored systematically documents the corporate news media’s blind spots, third rails, and “no go” zones.… Continue Reading