Tag Archives: Harry Targ
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 … finish reading :
Should we make more war? Where? How?
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 … finish reading :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’
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 … finish reading :
Obama and the myth that ‘war works’
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.” … finish reading :
Lies and war!
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, … finish reading :
The forms of violence and the meanings
The popular narratives about the horrific migration ignore the history of U.S.-inspired violence in the region and the economic devastation caused by neoliberal economic policies. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | July 20, 2014 A military coup in … finish reading :
The Central American refugees are 21st century descendants of imperialism
The ‘Limits of Power’ demonstrated that the United States was committed to expanding its capitalist empire across the globe. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 29, 2014 I have been teaching courses on United States foreign policy … finish reading :
The intellectual impacts of historians Joyce and Gabriel Kolko
It is the non-military parts of the Obama speech that peace activists should mobilize around, weak as they are. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 8, 2014 President Obama has retrenched U.S. global engagement in a way … finish reading :
Obama’s ‘glass is half-empty’ foreign policy
Police repression and ideological mystification are the glues that maintain structural violence. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2014 Stop Police Crimes! End Mass Incarceration! Free All Political Prisoners! (Rally with Angela Davis, Trinity United Church … finish reading :
Angela Davis featured at National Forum on Police Crimes at University of Chicago
Remembering those who died on the job and continuing the fight for a safer workplace. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 The stench is vomit-making as never before. The fat and plucks, the bladders and … finish reading :
Workers’ Memorial Day: What is needed?