Tag Archives: Imperialism

Harry Targ :
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 … finish reading Harry Targ :
The neocons, the humanitarian interventionists, and the new Trump

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David P. Hamilton :
Mapping the Middle East mess

The artificial boundaries after the British and French carved up the region are increasingly irrelevant. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 29, 2015 “One day during the [Versailles] Peace Conference [ending WWI], Arnold Toynbee, an adviser … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
Mapping the Middle East mess

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Harry Targ :
The intellectual impacts of historians Joyce and Gabriel Kolko

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 Harry Targ :
The intellectual impacts of historians Joyce and Gabriel Kolko

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Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

Obama is the first president to acknowledge, without quite saying so, that we live in a multipolar world and can no longer dictate our desired outcomes. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2014 The national security … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

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Tom Hayden :
The Taliban are winning

This war never should have happened because it was always unwinnable, unaffordable, and therefore unpopular. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 12, 2014 The U.S. national security elite, mainstream media, and therefore most of the American people, … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Taliban are winning

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Harry Targ : Global Challenges to the International Order

Women protest in Cairo during Arab Spring. Image from Organizing Upgrade. The empire in disarray:Global challenges to the international order Latin American and African dependency theorists and “bottom-up” historians have argued for a long time that resistance must be part … finish reading Harry Targ : Global Challenges to the International Order

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Justin Hart and William Blum on Exporting Democracy

Spreading the word:‘Democracy, we deliver’ In his inimitable style, Blum rips into the lie of U.S. propaganda and takes Hart’s academic discussion into the streets. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2013 Empire of Ideas: The … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Justin Hart and William Blum on Exporting Democracy

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

Photo by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images./ Foreign Policy. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency / 2 “You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

The Imperial Obama? Image from The Express Tribune. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency “Same as it ever was…” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | The Rag Blog | February 27, 2013 First of a … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

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Harry Targ : Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 1

Historian William Appleman Wiliams circa 1986. Image from Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections / Daily Barameter / The Nation.Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 1 William Appleman Williams’ classic text, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, broke new ground in the … finish reading Harry Targ : Celebrate the ‘Historical Revisionists’ / 1

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Robert Jensen : Torture is Trivial

Zero Dark Thirty reinforces the story of American innocence. Torture is trivial Zero Dark Thirty tells the story most Americans want to hear, not the story that needs to be told. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | January … finish reading Robert Jensen : Torture is Trivial

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Ron Jacobs : Vietnam Was Not a ‘Mistake’

John Kerry, who parted ways with the VVAW, has served well in the halls of empire. Here he salutes the delegates at the Democratic Convention in Boston, 2004. Photo by Stephen Savoia / AP.It was not a mistake:Vietnam and U.S. … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Vietnam Was Not a ‘Mistake’

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