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A Cautionary Tale for David Brooks and Others What, really, was Jim Cooper’s ‘Clinton Lite?’

It should be noted that the GATS negotiations - part of the Uruguay Round, which "made services tradable", and took them off the table as something domestic regulations are supposed to be able to change, were wrapping up at the same time this was all going on. Making it qualify as something other than a "debate" over future policy. Instead, its more of a simulacrum. This is still the case today, one should understand. Still, its all worth reading. Note: There is a companion article to this one, which can be found at (Use archive.org) https://web.archive.org/web/20080607133503/http://backissues.cjrarchives.org/year/94/2/clinton.asp

Baudrillard: Simulacra and Simulations

from Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, ed. Mark Poster (Stanford; Stanford University Press, 1988), pp.166-184. The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth--it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true. (This essay is relevant to the question of what is truth, when there are multiple competing simulacra, none completely true)

The Official Propaganda in the DPRK: Ideas and Methods

by Andrei Lankov - These two articles are still among the best short explanations of how the Kim family maintains their iron grip on North Korea. The companion to this one is The Repressive System and the Political Control in North Korea

Never ending scandals, drama, histrionics, as a deliberate scheme to cover-up the depriving of the nation and planet of functional democratic governance.

This site is about a global scheme to cheat the planet out of its rights, such as the right to vote for policy changes and actually have them implemented. Nowhere is this scheme more in evidence than in the US today. Frankly, the Trump Administration is trying to prevent any kind of rational two party democracy. This is a planned strategy of voter disenfranchisement, depriving the country of government for another four years.