Bernard Weiner's Favorite Articles

Here's a sampler-plate special of essays and (below) satires & fantasias from 2002-2009 that cover a wide range of styles and concerns. Some of these may be "dated" in terms of specific references, but I think they still work as writing and, often, unfortunately, are still relevant to today's politics. Enjoy! -- Bernie


"Shallow Throat: Has 'The Revolution' Started?  (November 10, 2011)   
Whirlpool of Crazy: A Letter to European Friends  (July 30, 2011) 
The Water Is Wide: Building a Revolution (June 4, 2011)
The Sounds of Silence: Reactions to Political Despair (December 8, 2010)
Come the Revolution: Are We There Yet?  (August 4, 2010)
What Happens When We Don't See the Tipping Points  (April 6, 2010)
Drifting Toward Catastrophe: A Seven-Headed Beast  (January 26, 2010)
The Rise and (Finally!) Fall of Dick Cheney  (March 10, 2009)
Obama and Gaza: Exiting the Vortex of Violence.  (January 6, 2009)
Violating Someone's "Sphere of Influence" Can Be Dangerous,  (January 2, 2008)
Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine": Corporatism in Extremis, (April 15, 2008)
Incremental Steps to "The Revolution", (November 6, 2007)
Will Democrats Commit Political Suicide in 2008?: 
        An Address to Democrats Abroad-Munich,  (October 16, 2007)
CheneyBush's "Mercenary" Legions, (August 28, 2007)
Art As Vaccine Against the CheneyBush Virus, (July 31, 2007)
Do You Get It NOW?, (July 24, 2007)
Thuggery in Iraq & In a Hospital Room, (May 22, 2007)
The Roots of Disaster: Impeachment As Remedy, (May 15, 2007)
"Imperial Life in the Emerald City": Origins of the Iraq Disaster, (March 6, 2007)
It's Even Worse, And Better, Than We Thought: An Address to Democrats Abroad, 
        (October 17, 2006)

Control the Dictionary, Control the World, (September 19, 2006)
The Fast Lane To Fascism: A Review of John Dean's "Conservatives Without Conscience," 
        (August 1, 2006)

Bush's Grand Game: A "PNAC Primer" Update, (April 4, 2006)
The Would-Be Dictator: How We Got to This Awful Place, (December 20, 2005)
"Good Night, and Good Luck" -- Joe McCarthy Rides Again, (October 18, 2005)
A Powerful Man Glimpses His Demons (July 12, 2005)
Building a New "Movement": The Downing Street Memos, (June 14, 2005)
A Southeast Asia Diary: Post-Election Travels, (December 14, 2004)
To European Friends: Explaining the 2004 Election Disaster, (November 16, 2004)
No Other Way to Say This: Torture Memos Reveal Fascist Mentality, (June 15, 2004)
Ellsberg's "Secrets" and Bush's War: An Intersecting History, (May 25, 2004)
How We Got Into This Imperial Pickle: A PNAC Primer (Reprise, With Revisions), 
        (February 3, 2004) 

Robert S. McNamara, Colin Powell and "The Fog of War", (January 27, 2004)
The Past Is Present: Watergate, Vietnam & Iraq, (August 5, 2003)
Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism, (June 9, 2003)
Artistic Sign Language: Signs of the Coming Bush Fall, (February 13, 2003)
The Tarantula Tango: Despair and Hope in the Body Politic, (July 9, 2002)
Talkin' About the F-Word (Redux), (June 24, 2002)