Tag Archives: Harry Targ

Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

The war against the Qaddafi regime that destroyed Libya’s social fabric was enthusiastically endorsed by Secretary of State Clinton. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 1, 2016 “I think President Obama made the right decision at the … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
We must respond to 21st century violence with radical structural change based on community

In addressing the reality of killing in this century, history and context become profoundly important. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | December 15, 2015 “When we humans see instances of violence, we are often quick to respond, sometimes … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Imperialism, war, and/or diplomacy: Where should the peace movement stand on Iran?

Any foreign policy initiative that reduces the possibility of war, and arguments about its necessity, must be supported. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 31, 2015 Not every conflict was averted, but the world avoided nuclear catastrophe, … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

We discuss the worldwide rise of resistance; the bizarre state of politics; Palestine and Zionism; smart phones and citizen journalism — and we turn the tables on the birthday boy. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
The cost-cutting approach to higher education

Though some reform ideas have merit, the real problem is lack of funding from the government. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels testified March 17, 2015, … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Should we make more war? Where? How?

Obama’s foreign policy reflects the contradictory approaches of U.S. leadership since the country’s emergence as a superpower. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2015 Both unity and contradiction are reflected in the history of United States … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Contradictions in this political moment

It’s unclear what the contradiction between reaction and resistance will bring in the months ahead. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2014   On contradictions Political philosophers influenced by the writings of Marx and Engels emphasize … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
What to make of the elections – and what we should do next

Progressives must engage in education, agitation, and organization around social and economic justice issues while fighting the politics of fear. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 I am looking at exit poll data and, as … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’

The United States’ political system, we are told repeatedly, is the gold standard for the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 Through her decades of entertaining on stage and screen, [Joan] Rivers developed numerous … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Obama and the myth that ‘war works’

Twentieth century narratives of international relations are no longer relevant (if they ever were). By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Wednesday night, September 10, about the need to … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Lies and war!

U.S. administrations ever since Truman have justified aggressive foreign policies by lying and distorting the realities behind complex international relationships. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 4, 2014 Post-modernists talk about “discourses,” “narratives,” “tropes,” and verbal “deconstructions.” … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

From police violence to economic despair, to lack of political representation, to cultural rationales for state violence, the basic characteristics of American society are uncovered. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2014 In addressing violence, researchers, … Continue reading

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