Posts Tagged: 9/11

Preferring Occam's Hairball to Occam's Razor, conspiracy theorists draw strength from their deep-seated distrust of government and the mass media.

Review: After 9/11

In a new book of interviews, Tobias Endler explores the role and aspirations of public intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn and how they reach out to their preferred audiences.

Review: Cultures of War

Historian John Dower illustrates the evolution of the attitudes, thoughts, and cultures that govern the conduct of modern warfare.
What we have done since September 11 is not to make the hard choice of choosing which of our liberties we are willing to forego, but rather to sacrifice their liberties—those of immigrants, and especially of Arab and Muslim immigrants—for the purported security of the rest of us.

The Arrogance of Power

Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee J. William Fulbright's observations and warnings appear deeply relevant to the United States under George W. Bush, particularly in the wake of the publication last week of the administration's sweeping National Security Strategy of the United States of America and its request that Congress authorize a war resolution arguably as broad and as unilateral as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution approved in the early stages of the Vietnam War.
The United States' recent stance on the case of Saadeddin Ibrahim is the first time since the signing of the Camp David Accords 25 years ago that America has made its aid for Egypt conditional upon a human rights issue.
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