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Grieving in ParisYou have to hand it to them.

When it comes to sewing confusion, creating chaos, overwhelming the public with distraction and disinformation, they are masters of the game.

There is no attempt here to marginalize the grief that people feel when they view the carnage resulting from terrorist attacks, both that of the jihadists and that by the Western powers who created this whole mess in the first place.

But we must never lose sight of who caused all of it, why it serves their sick agenda, and exactly what must be done to stop them.

And that is the challenge. The human mind, no matter how capacious or driven by concern and noble intentions, can only handle so much. So much killing, so much terrorism, so much bombing, so much war, so much death and destruction, so much cruelty, so much evil, so much blame, so much political posturing, so much lying and propaganda, so much scapegoating.

It’s truly overwhelming.

Yes, they have got our number.

They know how to play on our fears and sympathies.

They know how to wear us down.

They know how to desensitize us, divide us, debilitate us, dissipate our energies, destroy our resolve.

But at the same time, we know exactly what they’re doing!

It is this understanding that is the foundation of our strength.

City Lights – San Francisco

The folks over at the world-renowned and highly-acclaimed City Lights Book Store in San Francisco tuned into our recommended reading list, making particular note of our endorsement of two of Professor Henry Giroux’s excellent works, Against the Terror of Neoliberalism: Politics Beyond the Age of Greed and The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America‚Äôs Disimagination Machine.

These works, like everything we’ve listed, are extraordinary works. The analysis, writing, and exposition are all first order, but we believe it is Dr. Giroux’s unique and exceptional perspective — something which certainly shines through in all of his writing — which commends them so highly.

Thanks to City Lights for noticing. We continue to do what we can to broaden the public’s understanding of the complex challenges we face in these troubling times.

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