Henry A. Giroux | Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State

By Henry A Giroux   Surveillance, in any land where it is ubiquitous and inescapable, generates distrust and divisions among its citizens, curbs their readiness to speak freely to each other, and diminishes their willingness to even dare to think freely.                                      -Ariel Dorfman   The revelations of whistle-blowers such as…

Why Russia Won’t Interfere

By DMITRI TRENIN   MOSCOW — Viktor F. Yanukovych of Ukraine and the Ukrainian opposition leaders signed an agreement on Friday that ended the deadly protests in Kiev by promising a new constitution and early elections. But the Russian president’s envoy to Kiev refused to co-sign it. While Moscow welcomed an end to the violence, it basically viewed the agreement…