Tag: imperialism

Academics as intelligence informants

The tentacles of imperialism reach everywhere. And it comes as no surprise that academics willingly aid this imperial outreach. James Petras, himself an academic long involved with Latin American leftist social movements, describes how this happens. A common practice is “de-briefing”: Academics meet and discuss their field-work, data […]

Wonders of Capitalism – Puerto Rico

One hundred days after being hit by Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to make landfall in almost a century, Puerto Rico languishes amidst devastation. An American colony since it was seized during the imperialist Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico joins the growing list of “sacrifice zones” […]

Western media are relentless liars

Sometimes, a single flash of lightning in the dark can illuminate the truth better than any amount of abstract analysis. The Western media have recently provided an exceptionally clear example of this. As Jonathan Cook summarizes: If you wish to understand the degree to which a supposedly free […]

The United States: destroyer of worlds

The inveterate anticommunist pseudo-scholar Robert Conquest once wrote a book entitled Stalin: Breaker of Nations. A better and more urgent and more truthful book would be The United States: Destroyer of Nations, Destroyer of Worlds. To most people this sounds ridiculous, even insane. But in fact it is […]

What is the probability of nuclear war?

The age of nuclear war began only a short time ago, in August 1945, less than two years before I was born. So far, WWII has been the only nuclear war. Since then, the number of nuclear weapons, their destructive power, the means for delivering them, and the […]

Global chaos and destruction

What the United States wants, what it demands, and what it believes it possesses by right, is to dominate the entire planet. Every nation on earth should be a part of a global political, military, and economic structure with the US at the top. Everyone should play their […]

You can’t know the truth unless you care

As I work on my book about the anticommunist black legend, I have become more and more aware of the world of lies we live within. We are like fish swimming in water and not even knowing it. Almost everything we know about the world — and almost […]