Death of a Nation-State

Originally published on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. Balkanization: a chic geopolitical term derived from the repeated breakup of the Balkans, that convergent point between Turkic, Greek and Slavic identities, Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic religiosities, and a dozen sets and subsets of each of these. But Balkanization is used to describe a worldwide phenomenon. Kosovo isn’t … Continue reading

Edwin Black

This article was originally published on the European Journalism Center’s Magazine section, and was republished on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. Did you know that the IBM Corporation helped to organize the Holocaust? Did you know that the Nuremberg Laws were based on guidelines drafted by a eugenics organization in the United States, and that the … Continue reading

1934 Plot by American Industrialists to Seize the White House Foiled by Marine General

This article was originally published on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. USMC General Smedley Butler, the most decorated Marine of his time, made allegations in 1934 that he had been approached by Wall Street financier Gerald MacGuire, representing some of the wealthiest businessmen in America, who wanted him to lead a 500,000 man force in a … Continue reading

What Duties Have Journalists

This article was originally published on the European Journalism Center’s Magazine section, and was republished on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. In a major world religions class in college, the teacher used the opening scenes of the secular film Jerry Maguire to introduce us to the concept of epiphany. For those who haven’t seen it, the … Continue reading

Media Democratization on the Battlefield II

This article was originally published on the European Journalism Center’s Magazine section, and was republished on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. It was with no small level of gratification that I noticed, last week, that the prestigious Poynter Institute published an E-Media Tidbit about Milblogging, and that milblogging was featured prominently in Salon’s We are the … Continue reading

Don’t Take Chocolate From the Right-Wing Media

This article was originally published on the European Journalism Center’s Magazine section, and was republished on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. I stumbled across a blog this week called MedienKritik: Politically Incorrect Observations in the German Media by David Kaspar and Ray Drake. It is a blog that intends to act as “…a watchdog site dedicated … Continue reading

Media democratization on the battlefield

This article was originally published on the European Journalism Center’s Magazine section, and was republished on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. Increasingly, US military personnel and people in war zones are talking about war from the inside. These testimonies, which would have been very difficult if not impossible before the information age, often offer a stark … Continue reading

Trust me. I’m objective!

This article was originally published on the European Journalism Center’s Magazine section, and was republished on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. That’s right. I’m objective. My capacity to sit down and write means that I have no biases, preconceptions, prejudices, politics or agendas. I arrived, fresh from Mars, to view the media landscape with complete and … Continue reading

Helping to revolutionize journalism

This article was originally published on the European Journalism Center’s Magazine section, and was republished on Atticus Mullikin’s Newsvine column. As I write this, I’m helping to revolutionize journalism. No, really! I am. I can take this article, paste it, link it and tag it on dozens of websites in view of millions of people. … Continue reading

Of anthems and European identity…

This article was originally published on here on AttiCusInk, but has been edited and migrated to my Newsvine column. It continues to amaze me how many Europeans do not realize the incredible position they’re in, or the things of which they are capable. The United States is in decline. My nation is being ripped apart … Continue reading