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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Useful Idiots: The Clueless Gooberism of First Look’s Fallen Heroes

I don’t really want to go too far down the road on this when there are far more important things happening in the world, but really, take just a moment to look at the language in the Ken Silverstein piece on the world-historical tragedy of him finding out that it was less than ideal to work for a rapacious, dodgy billionaire:

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>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 28 February 2015 | 12:38 am

Jasmine Quarter: High-Hat Women and Low-Down Men

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>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 24 February 2015 | 11:32 pm

History Never Sleeps: The Empire of Amnesia Rolls On

As always, Bill Blum gives us meet food to feed upon in his latest Anti-Empire Report . I was going to quote some pertinent excerpts, but why not just read the whole thing. Of special interest is Blum’s look at the true history of today’s “Greek crisis”— and, given that history, the grim prospects ahead for Syriza; the jaw-dropping (but [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 24 February 2015 | 6:37 pm

Deadly "Dissent": Hidden Hell Lurks in New Critique of Syria Policy

Robert Ford, once one of the most vociferous champions of an aggressive American policy toward Syria has now changed his mind, McClatchy reports . Ford, who famously resigned from his diplomatic post last year in protest at the Obama Administration’s “weak” support of Syrian rebels, now says the United States should not give any weapons to the [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 19 February 2015 | 4:48 pm

Women Without Sin: a brief interlude on the back porch

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>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 19 February 2015 | 12:02 am

The Wrong Kind of Victim: No Hashtag for Dead Hostage in ISIS War

Ordinarily the death of an American hostage held by Islamic extremists is the occasion of bellicose, ballyhooed, bloody shirt-waving rage, stoked in tandem by government and media. It usually evokes widespread calls for retaliation, for taking the gloves off at last and exterminating the barbarians once and for all. Today, it almost always comes w [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 16 February 2015 | 4:54 pm

Cartoon Network:The Age of Terror and Absurdity

Millions of words have already been written about the Charlie Hebdo spectacle. No doubt readers have seen much of the small proportion of this verbiage that was pertinent, informative and insightful. There have been laudable attempts to provide political context, cultural nuance, historical background — and that rarest of unicorns, the voice o [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 11 February 2015 | 10:40 pm

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