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Global Turmoil: Flatulence or Substance

James Petras :: 10.04.17

Every day and throughout the world we read and hear of turmoil, of threats, violence, divisions, wars for peace and peace for wars, freedom as oppression and oppression as freedom. In a world where words have lost their meanings and meanings have no words, how do we go about understanding turmoil?

Surely, economies rise and decline, new empires become dominant and old powers attempt to regain their power.

Does global turmoil ‘up end’ the established order?  Or does it add up to hot air, flatulence, loud, smelly, empty and of short duration?

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