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Guernica: American Empires: Power and Its Discontents

...we offer a few panels from this sprawling imperial mosaic—its victims and beneficiaries, the merciful and the mercenary. You won’t find these empires on a map, tucked as they are behind the names of can’t-say-I’ve-been-there towns. Be on the lookout instead for an office complex, someplace awash in the soothing hum of data centers and microwave transmitters. Their borders are the perimeter of the boardroom table, the cut of a sharp suit.

▶ Henry Giroux: Liberty and Justice for All?

America descending into madness [youtube=http://youtu.be/ZgxJJFFYpF4] Published on Aug 13, 2014 Author and scholar Henry Giroux sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss his new book "The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine." Giroux argues that the United States' embrace of a surveillance state and culture of violence have replaced the values of More

Jonathon Gatehouse: America dumbs down

The U.S. is being overrun by a wave of anti-science, anti-intellectual thinking. Has the most powerful nation on Earth lost its mind? Editor's Note: I am publishing three articles in tandem because each reflects a side of the same problems in American culture. Norman Pollack’s scathing critique (in "Fascist Trifecta") of mainstream corporate media (The New York More

Lawrence Davidson: How the US Propaganda System Works

Americans are told that other governments practice censorship and propaganda, but not their own. Yet, the reality is quite different with many reasonable viewpoints marginalized and deceptive spin put on much that comes from officialdom. . . . By Lawrence Davidson  ConsortiumNews.com   May 9, 2014 Many Americans assume the U.S. government speaks “the truth” to More

Henry Giroux: Noam Chomsky and the Public Intellectual in Turbulent Times

As Chomsky reminds us, caring about other people is a dangerous idea in America today and signals the transformation of the United States from a struggling democracy to a full-fledged authoritarian state. By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout.org | Op-Ed  Monday, 12 May 2014 Noam Chomsky at the University of Toronto. (Photo: Andrew Rusk) Noam Chomsky is a world renowned academic More

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