Tag Archives: Harry Targ

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FOREIGN POLICY | The elephant in the room

United States global hegemony is coming to an end. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2021 [This article was adapted by the author from a 2017 post that appeared in The Rag Blog.] An empire in … Continue reading

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BOOKS | The threat to democracy continues

Revisiting Nancy MacLean’s groundbreaking 2017 book, ‘Democracy in Chains.’ By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2021 Nancy MacLean, in her groundbreaking 2017 book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for … Continue reading

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RACE | On anti-Asian racism: The historical record abroad and at home

With the election of Joe Biden, the shift in the direction of escalating tensions with China has continued. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2021 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Why is the United States returning to … Continue reading

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LABOR DAY | Labor rights are human rights

Anti-worker politics violate the fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 7, 2020 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — The massive atrocities of World War II led nations to commit themselves … Continue reading

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ECONOMICS | New thinking, political economy, and economic policy

The university community as a microcosm of the national economy. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2020 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — In a recent article Shawn Hubler surveys the impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic on … Continue reading

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What gives me hope about this ‘Enough is Enough’ movement

These young people have begun to ‘teach their parents well.’ By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 10, 2018 I experienced the new youth movement following the Parkland massacre vicariously: through television, radio, and social media. I stayed … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Bill Minutaglio, Alice Embree, James Cole & Nicole Stasek, Harry Targ, Bruce Melton, Roy Casagranda & Glenn Smith, Alex Coke, Spencer Perskin & Shawn Siegel, and Lee Carter

Our guests include the author of a cool new book about Timothy Leary, health justice and climate change activists, a Virginia Democratic Socialist, an acclaimed jazz musician, and classic Austin rockers. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | … Continue reading

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The political time of day: Neoliberalism, resistance, and a left yearning to grow

Progressives today must mobilize against Trumpism while articulating an alternative political and economic analysis. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2017 The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party … Continue reading

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The neocons, the humanitarian interventionists, and the new Trump

His foreign policy combines the worst aspects of the two factions of the foreign policy establishment. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 19, 2017 Although most progressives preferred a Hillary Clinton victory in the 2016 election, strong … Continue reading

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Foreign policy: The elephant in the room

An undercurrent in the 2016 election was growing opposition to an activist United States economic/political/military role in the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 11, 2017 An empire in decline United States global hegemony is coming … Continue reading

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SPORT | The Cubs, struggle, and social change

The Cub’s victory teaches us that if people try hard enough and long enough, they can win. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 3, 2016 Chicago’s iconic journalist, columnist, pundit, and Cubs fan, Mike Royko, once ruminated … Continue reading

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Planning a 21st Century ‘New World Order’

The Post calls for a return to the post-World War II global policy that benefited banks, multinational corporations, and the military-industrial complex. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 14, 2016 From a May 21, 2016 Washington Post … Continue reading

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