ISIS has destroyed the on-site monument to the Armenian people who perished in the deserts of Der Zor in the Genocide of 1915. The church and memorial contained irreplaceable bones of the martyred dead.
Karl Polanyi was the author of "The Great Transformation." As in Polanyi's times, the absurdity of the market utopia must be made clear and confronted with social reality. Freedom and democracy are goals to defend, not markets.
FDR lived out boundless enthusiasm and boundless optimism. 45,000 schools were built and 7,800 bridges built; social security, minimum wage and 4 million jobs within two or three months show the welcoming side.