The Car Bomb

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Fifth Estate # 378, Summer 2008

reviewed in this article Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb, by Mike Davis, 2007, Verso, 228 pp., $22.95 // Share this on…

Counterfeiting Sovereignty

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Fifth Estate # 378, Summer 2008

“Counterfeit coin is said to prove the existence of genuine–the terms being purely relative. But because there can be no counterfeit where there is no original, does it in any manner follow that any undemonstrated original exists? In seeing a …

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Fifth Estate # 379, Fall, 2008

Oystercatcher #5 Review by J.L. Dale I’m young, but I still had grade-school fantasies about bathing my neighborhood in a heavy wave of pirate radio–my voice and my songs out into the world. // Share this on…

The Disasters of Disaster Capitalism

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Fifth Estate # 379, Fall, 2008

In an airport recently, I idly watched the 24-hour cable TV news that they pipe into the waiting lounges. A big report on the current financial market smashup noted that the US stock market had tumbled 40% in less than …

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Like a Thief in the Night

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Fifth Estate # 380, Spring 2009

a review of Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark, edited by Paul Bogard. University of Nevada Press, 2008 // Share this on…

Sucker

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Fifth Estate # 380, Spring 2009

Last summer, I was talking to a carnival-ride operator at one of those small, itinerant outfits that was crisscrossing its way across the Midwest. The carny looked to be in his mid-50s and said that he had worked all sorts …

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Franklin Rosemont, 1944-2009

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Fifth Estate # 381, Summer-Fall 2009

Writer, painter, and publisher Franklin Rosemont died on April 12 in Chicago. He was buried in a private ceremony some forty feet from the Haymarket Monument in Waldheim Cemetery amid the graves and scattered ashes of Fred W. Thompson, Emma …

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A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back

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Fifth Estate # 382, Spring, 2010

a review of Ursula K. Le Guin, A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back. Illustrated by Julie Downing. New York: Orchard Books, 1992. // Share this on…

Principle of Hope

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Fifth Estate # 382, Spring, 2010

“Dr. Alfred Nobel, a man who became rich discovering new ways to kill more people faster than anyone ever before, died yesterday,” declared one French newspaper obituary in 1888. // Share this on…

Zapping the Pyramid

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Fifth Estate # 368-369, Spring-Summer, 2005

The design shows a pyramid surmounted by an eye being blasted by a bolt of lightning. Bannered beneath the collapsing pyramid is the motto, “NON SERVIAM.” // Share this on…

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