MY WORK CITED: I’m pleased to note that my essay on the arrest and prosecution of “Russian” oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, “The Khodorkovsky Affair,” has been cited in The Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.
THE FOUR FREEDOMS?: Corruption rules modern America. It is a truism, mentioned by Mike Gravel among many others, that both parties and their candidates take in considerable sums of money from hedge funds, oil companies, lawyers’ associations, and numerous multinational corporations — to say nothing of the Israel Lobby. But it’s nothing new.
A (much older) friend of mine, who worked for Army intelligence during World War 2, once told me that many Washington insiders routinely referred to FDR’s “Four Freedoms” as “The Rake Off, the Pay Off, the Shakedown, and the Fix.” And so it goes.
UNLIKELY TO BE ARRESTED: Even though “Minister King Samir Shabazz” openly calls for the murder of large numbers of White people, there is only a remote possibility of any US government interest in him anytime soon, in contrast to the immediate arrest of the dim-bulb skinhead kids who probably said something like “ummm… OK” when a federal infiltrator suggested that Obama be harmed.