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Patrick Lawrence: Guilt and Responsibility

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Thomas Wolf, http://www.foto-tw.de, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost Many years ago, another time and place, I had a German friend who hailed from Hamburg. Christophe was a cultivated sort—well-read, impressive art on the walls of his apartment. I remember how inordinately fond he was […]

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Patrick Lawrence: Corporate Media Is an Arm of Power; We Must Build an Alternative

CNN Atlanta Newsroom. Charles Atkeison, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance In his new book, ¨Journalists and Their Shadows,¨ Patrick Lawrence describes his experience over decades as an editor and foreign correspondent of watching the media rise and fall in its ability to serve as a force to […]

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Patrick Lawrence: Russia’s Turn From the West

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during Russia-UAE talks in December 2023. (Sergei Savostyanov, TASS) By Patrick Lawrence / Consortium News Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s steady, able, intellectually quick foreign minister, last week held one of those wide-ranging press conferences he and his boss favor. Lavrov’s remarks are subtly delivered but of a significance we must not miss. […]

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Patrick Lawrence: Russia’s Turn From the West

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during Russia-UAE talks in December 2023. (Sergei Savostyanov, TASS) By Patrick Lawrence / Consortium News Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s steady, able, intellectually quick foreign minister, last week held one of those wide-ranging press conferences he and his boss favor. Lavrov’s remarks are subtly delivered but of a significance we must not miss. […]

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Patrick Lawrence: The End of Global Leadership

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Patrick Lawrence: What Is Said and What Is Done

Visit of President Biden to Israel 2022 Photo credit: David Azagury, U.S. Embassy Jerusalem. U.S. Embassy Jerusalem, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost Those Israelis: They are too honest sometimes, aren’t they? It is damnably inconvenient when they explain in perfectly plain terms that the Israel Defense […]