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Beat the Devil

Alexander Cockburn

Obama will face a bruising engagement with reality in the months ahead.

Never has the dead hand of the past had a "reform" candidate so firmly by the windpipe.

By approving the bailout, Congress sealed our political fate more firmly than any presidential election.

Now is the moment to kick neoliberalism into the grave. We won't get another moment like this in our lifetimes.

Obama's responses to the crises of the war and the failing economy are so flimsy, no wonder the GOP has so handily changed the subject.

The initiating party for our next cold confrontation with Russia most certainly was the United States.

The US government's shameful auto-da-fé of Sami Al-Arian enters a new phase.


Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn, The Nation's "Beat the Devil" columnist and one...