The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 34

Matthew Harwood reviews, Radley Balko’s, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Conor Friedersdorf discusses why it shouldn’t be criminal to report government secrets. His view on charging leakers of classified information is not mine, but the piece is good overall.

Kurt Wallace interviews Sheldon Richman.

Gary Leupp discusses the lie surrounding the Afghan War.

Jacob G. Hornberger discusses POWS in Afghanistan and the ethics/legality of the war there.

Tom Engelhardt discusses the failure of the U.S. empire.

Dan Sanchez discusses resistance to the state.

William Norman Grigg discusses the recent murder of two cops and one civilian in Las Vegas.

Chandra Muzaffar discuses the Syrian vote. It’s a bit too pro-Assad but contains some good material.

Paul Atwood discusses the scapegoating of Bowe Bergdahl

Sheldon Richman discusses the Bowe Bergdahl deal.

Patrick Cockburn discusses the battle to establish an Islamic state in Syria and Iraq.

Doug Bandow discusses Obama’s foreign policy

Gene Healy discusses Hilary Clinton’s hawkishness.

Lucy Steigerwald discusses cops, gun control, and the myth of the U.S. as a bloody war zone.

Majorie Cohn discusses how the U.S. nearly used nukes during the Vietnam War.

Patrick Cockburn discusses Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Brian Cloughley discusses Obama’s insult and injury.

Chase Madar discusses the little meaning of left and right for foreign policy.

Greg Shupak discusses how Progressives got Afghanistan wrong.

James Kilgore discusses the repackaging of mass imprisonment.

Norman Pollack discusses Obama’s global warmongering.

James P. Jordan discusses how the U.S. is exporting its model of prisons.

Kevin Carson discusses the fraud of the “consent of the governed”.

Majorie Cohn discusses the legality of the bombing of Afghanistan.

Mike Whitney discusses the debacle in Mosul.

Kevin Carson surveys anarchist, David Graeber’s, thought in a study.

Cathy Reisenwitz discusses political ignorance and libertarianism.

World champion, Magnus Carlsen, defeats Ivan Sokolov.

Vishy Anand beats Fabiano Caurana.

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Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory