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Securing Academics For Empire

James Petras in the Palestine Chronicle (please support this excellent publication if and as you are able) on an emerging group sometimes dubbed “academics in uniform”: The Pentagon’s military strategists … Continue reading

2 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

James Petras: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire

James Petras’s latest essay [.pdf], ‘World Depression: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire’ is excerpted below, wherein he combines an analysis of world economic prospects with his … Continue reading

28 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Art of Plain Speaking: James Petras on the Israel Lobby

Electric Politics’ George Kenney interviews James Petras about the influence of the ‘Israel Lobby’ as a power configuration in the United States.  See also Petras’ recent essay From Gaza to … Continue reading

1 February, 2009 · 1 Comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"