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The Boomerang Intellectual

Many intellectuals in East-Central Europe have traveled considerable ideological distances over the decades. The most common trajectory has been from the Left to the Right, as former Marxists were born again after 1989 as liberals, neo-liberals, neo-conservatives, just plain conservatives, and ideologues even further to the Right. Janos Kis in Hungary, who critiqued Marxism from… Continue reading The Boomerang Intellectual

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Could the Yugoslav Wars Have Been Avoided?

When I traveled through Yugoslavia in 1990, a number of people confessed their fears to me. They were worried about the rise of nationalism, particularly in Serbia with Slobodan Milosevic. They were concerned about the economic situation – the high level of national debt, the overall stagnation, the persistent gap between the more prosperous northern… Continue reading Could the Yugoslav Wars Have Been Avoided?



Europe’s Economic Crisis, NPR’s Morning Edition, November 19, 2011 Global military spending, Coffee Party radio,  March 21, 2011 Korean situation, Anti-War radio, November 26, 2010 U.S.-Korean Relations, Anti-War radio, May 27, 2010 Okinawa vs. Obama, Russia Today, Apil 26, 2010 U.S. Military in Okinawa, Asia Pacific Forum (WBAI), April 13, 2010 Yemen, Hemispheres (KGNU), February 23, 2010 Piracy, Antiwar Radio, September… Continue reading Interviews