Chris Floyd

Award-Winning journalist and author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, Chris Floyd blogs about the American political scene.

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A Peace That Passeth Understanding

At the London Review of Books blog , Omar Hamilton outlines the many confidence-building efforts being undertaken by Israel to construct a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, following the recent spat in Gaza. Below is Hamilton’s piece in full, but do see the original for links detailing the flowers of peace that Israel is planting amongst i [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 17 September 2014 | 1:39 pm

Killing Joke: The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

“And I was like, I killed 500,000 Iraqi children with my sanctions! And George here, yuk yuk, he was like — “ “And I was like, 500,000? Hellfire boy, I can do better than that! We bagged us more than a million of them ‘Rackies, har har har!” “Yeah — haw haw haw —  you bigged it up, Texas style! And now Obama’s gonna get [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 16 September 2014 | 10:15 pm

Breach Birth: Bipartisan Bull Brings New War

Trevor Timms’ new piece in the Guardian is one of the best, most succinct articles I’ve seen on the insane rush into Iraq War III, which the Peace Prize President is announcing on Wednesday. The same lies that were told the last time around (“Sleeper cells!” “Mass Destruction of our cities!” “Unprecedented evil!” “Imminent danger!”) are bein [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 10 September 2014 | 12:05 pm

Steel and Blood: America’s Racial Cancer

I once saw the mighty Steel Pulse in concert. It was more than 20 years ago in, of all places, Knoxville. They were opening for Bob Dylan. They stepped onto the stage and proclaimed: “We are Steel Pulse, from Birmingham” — and they didn’t mean Alabama. They proceeded to fill the cavernous basketball arena with the most thunderous reggae [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 7 September 2014 | 4:28 pm

Invitation to a Beheading: King Charles I Mounts the Scaffold

 
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>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 7 September 2014 | 2:43 pm

Great Moments in the History of Beheading

From T.J. Stiles’ Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War :
[Young Jesse and Frank James, riding with Jesse’s good friend, Archie Clement, under the command of the “bushwhacking” guerrilla leader, “Bloody” Bill Anderson. A fairly typical day for the band of irregulars as they moved back and forth across Missouri:]
“On [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 25 August 2014 | 12:36 am

A World Choking in the Blood-Red Dust

Blood-Red Dust
“In the Age of Terror In the Age of Steel They won’t let you keep A scrap of what’s real In the deepest core Of your secret heart They’ll find you out And blow you apart….”

“Above the village You can hear the drone Its lizard-eye looking At your family home Did you make a wrong move? Did you wear the wrong coat? A fl [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 14 August 2014 | 11:41 am

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