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Book Review: Twilight’s Last Gleaming by J.M. Greer

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/book-review-twilights-last-gleaming-by-j-m-greer/ A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article for the Unz Review entitled “The Empire should be placed on suicide watch”. As always, I also reposted it on my blog. One of the commentators, J.L. Seagull posted a comment which intrigued me. He wrote: (…) we continue to be trapped in an illusion that we are still a massive power

The Illusion of Power (book review of Chris Hedges “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”

by Neyla Miller Though I would consider myself a loyal fan to the work of Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle had never been on my reading list until recently. Given my first hand experiences with much of the book’s topic matter and my general agreement to the author’s views on the already deteriorated state of America, reading it seemed almost painfully

Guy Mettan’s book on russophobia is a “must read” for any person interested in Russia

Review of the book “Russie-Occident – une guerre de mille ans: La russophobie de Charlemagne à la Crise Ukrainienne” (“The West vs Russia – a thousand year long war: russophobia from Charlemange to the Ukrainian Crisis”) by Guy Mettan, Editions des Syrtes, Genève, Suisse, 2015 (www.editions-syrtes.fr). Initially, I planed to write a ‘regular’ review of this book, but by the time I finished reading it I realize that nothing short

Book Review: The Essential Saker: From the Trenches of the Emerging Multipolar World

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never,

Tom Mysiewicz reviews “The Essential Saker” for the ShamirReaders mailing list

Book Review Book Title: The Essential Saker Copyright 2015 ISBN-13: 978-1-60888-058-4 Author: The Saker Publisher: Nimble Books LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48103 Web Page: http://www.NimbleBooks.com E-mail: wfz@nimblebooks.com Reviewer: Tom Mysiewicz Yahoo groups link: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/shamireaders/conversations/messages/4018 Unlike a woman who will not let you see her “without her face on,” The Essential Saker lets you see the Saker’s successful and unsuccessful analysis over time. It freely admits he’s changed his views

Programming Chaos: The Arab Spring (book review)

by Mark Hackard for Soul of the East Thanks to an advantageous geographical position set between the world’s two major oceans, Americans have been in large measure immune to the consequences of war, upheaval and terror in the Eurasian Great Game. Since Vietnam the United States military-industrial complex has managed to prosecute expeditionary wars across the span of the globe while maintaining losses at a level acceptable to an American

Jeff J. Brown reviews “The Essential Saker”

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world, by The Saker (2015, Nimble Pluribus, 616 pages, ISBN-10: 1608880583, ISBN-13: 978-1608880584) By Jeff J. Brown. Cross-linked with 44 Days. The Saker and I have some key commonalities. We are both older than younger. Until later in life, we both led status quo lives, with socially acceptable jobs. We believed that what our leaders, governments, teachers and bosses were

Pepe Escobar’s new book it out, and it is very original!

Dear friends, Pepe Escobar has just penned a new book, short and very original.   Here is it’s description from the publisher (same as mine – Nimble Books): A nomadic political analyst realizes he will soon become a grandfather. So he decides to write a digital letter to his grandson-to-be; an intangible legacy, encompassing some lessons he learned from life. The letter can only be “opened” in 2030, when the grandson

The Saker Community Announcement on the Essential Saker Book and the Call for Networking Help

Dear friends, I just want to give you a brief update on the Saker’s book sales. As you know, it had launched on November 17th and to our pleasant surprise that book had immediately became a bestseller in the Politics & Government > Specific Topics > Globalization books section on Amazon. Our publisher, Fred Zimmerman, even said that amongst all his titles, it was the best book launching, for the

A pleasant interlude: Russia’s Diamonds by Yuri Dia konov

I have recently had the pleasure of reading the latest book by Yuri Dia konov entitled Russia’s Diamonds and I can immediately tell you that it is a fun read.  The weird thing is that the Amazon blurb about this books says this about the book: Some agents are bigger than life. Kllip Lugre works for Russia. You might say that Lugre is the antithesis of James Bond. But not

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