Nine Circles of Hell!: Sunday Edition Nine Circles of Hell!


The Nine Circles of Hell! – all the news that gives you fits in print – is posted each weekday. While we post the nine most hellish news stories we can find Monday through Friday, our Sunday Edition! features writing from the past week – including opinion pieces – by nine of our past guests on This is Hell!

The Nine Circles of Hell!: Sunday Edition! for Sunday, January 29, 2012, are …

William Astore, “Confessions of a Recovering Weapons Addict

Juan Cole, “Can Europe’s Oil Boycott Really Sink Iran?

Robert Fisk, “We’ve been here before – and it suits Israel that we never forget ‘Nuclear Iran’

Chris Hedges, “Thank You for Standing Up

Robert Jensen, “Conservative Fantasies About the Miracles of the Market

Frances Moore Lappé, “Food scarcity is a dangerous myth

Christian Parenti, “Big Storms Require Big Government

Trita Parsi, “How the U.S. and Iran Keep Failing To Find a Peace They Both Want

Andy Thayer and Chris Geovanis, “Mayor 1%’s new rules try to thwart protest, while groundswell of public dissent grows




  • Monkey

    Isn’t Juan Cole a CIA operative? Trita Parsi is Iranian so doesn’t that mean his point of view is biased? How can you trust Thayer and Geovanis when they are agenda driven activists?

  • Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

    Because Thayer and Geovanis are both directly involved in the organizational campaigns that are affected most by Rahm’s changes in the law. In that instance they are experts on this subject. Aldermen who have never marched on the streets certainly have no concept of what it is like on the ground during a protest. Nor to many journalists who just repost press releases.