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The Costs Of Violence

The Costs Of Violence

May 11, 2016

Obama's global drone assassination campaign is generating terrorists more rapidly than it is murdering those suspected of someday intending to harm us

American Power Under Challenge

American Power Under Challenge

May 09, 2016

We cannot gain a realistic understanding of who rules the world while ignoring the “masters of mankind,” as Adam Smith called them: in his day, the merchants and manufacturers of England; in ours, multinational conglomerates, huge financial institutions, retail empires, and the like.

Fires That Never Cease

Fires That Never Cease

Sep 11, 2014

What’s next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?

How Many Minutes To Midnight?

How Many Minutes To Midnight?

Aug 06, 2014

The bin Laden raid could have led to nuclear annihilation. America's nuclear history is riddled with examples of narrowly avoided catastrophe. How long can we tempt fate?

Outrage

Outrage

Aug 05, 2014

Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else

'Our Everlasting Shame'

'Our Everlasting Shame'

Jul 14, 2014

It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behaviour is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one. ..

The Real American Foreign Policy

The Real American Foreign Policy

Jul 01, 2014

The “security” in national security means not the security of the American people but of those who run the national security state. A look at how Washington protects itself and the corporate sector.

The Obama Doctrine

The Obama Doctrine

Oct 07, 2013

Is the US president veering toward isolationism? Or will he proudly carry the banner of exceptionalism?

‘Responsibility To Protect’?

‘Responsibility To Protect’?

Sep 10, 2013

'In Western discourse, it provides authorisation for the US and NATO to use violence wherever they choose without Security Council authorisation. If it weren’t so tragic it would be farcical.'

The Third Option

The Third Option

Aug 21, 2013

The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Jerusalem proceed within a framework of assumptions that merit careful thought.

The Path To Disaster

The Path To Disaster

Jun 04, 2013

We've had the capacity to destroy ourselves since 1945. But there are more long-term processes like environmental destruction leading in the same direction...

Plutonomy And The Precariat

Plutonomy And The Precariat

May 10, 2012

Or, in the imagery of the Occupy movement, the 1% and the 99%. Not literal numbers, but the right picture.

The Real Meaning Of May Day

The Real Meaning Of May Day

May 03, 2012

People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That’s because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning.

'Violent Suppression Of Protest'

'Violent Suppression Of Protest'

Apr 17, 2012

Letter to the PM protesting against the developments in West Bengal — arrest of Dr. Partho Sarothi Roy, a young molecular biologist, and the treatment meted out to Professor Ambikash Mahapatra

The Imperial Way

The Imperial Way

Feb 15, 2012

American Decline in Perspective, Part 2: The capacity to implement the principles of imperial domination has markedly declined as power has become more broadly distributed in a diversifying world.

Losing The World

Losing The World

Feb 14, 2012

American decline is real, but despite the piteous laments, the U.S. remains the world dominant power by a large margin, and no competitor is in sight, not only in the military dimension, in which of course the U.S. reigns supreme. Part I

Anniversaries From

Anniversaries From "Unhistory"

Feb 10, 2012

Right now we are failing to commemorate an event of great human significance: the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s decision to launch the direct invasion of South Vietnam

Revolutionary Pacifism

Revolutionary Pacifism

Nov 07, 2011

Can we proceed to at least limit the "scourge of war" that the United Nations was founded to "save succeeding generations from"? Can there be peace without justice?

That 70s Show

That 70s Show

Nov 03, 2011

'The 1970s set off a kind of a vicious cycle that led to a concentration of wealth increasingly in the hands of the financial sector, which doesn’t benefit the economy... What’s being played out for the last 30 years is actually a kind of a nightmare

Was There An Alternative?

Was There An Alternative?

Sep 06, 2011

Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later: how the US consistently played into bin Laden's hands. What should it have done after 9/11? Was there another way?

America In Decline

America In Decline

Aug 09, 2011

For the public, the primary domestic concern is unemployment. For financial institutions the primary concern is the deficit. Therefore, only the deficit is under discussion.

Everything Is Under Control...

Everything Is Under Control...

Apr 21, 2011

As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

Oct 20, 2010

It was not until the 1960s that the US courts took a strong stand protecting freedom of speech under the pressure of the civil rights movement and other activism. With the decline of activism, the rights are being eroded

The Right To Think

The Right To Think

Oct 20, 2010

Even more fundamental than the right of free expression is the right to think. And even unacceptable thought, without the added crime of expression, has not gone unchallenged

The Persian Puzzle

The Persian Puzzle

Jul 13, 2010

India is once again talking of its independent relationship with Iran. What is going on with the American policy in the region and what exactly is the Iranian threat?

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