Posts tagged with ‘Reagan’

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Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted

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[part 1] Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead.  Right now, in […]

The CIA’s secret history of psychological torture

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The CIA’s secret history of psychological torture Throughout the Cold War, the agency outsourced abuse to other nations. Will Obama put us back on this path? Alfred W. McCoy If, like me, you’ve been following America’s torture policies not just for the last few years but for decades, you can’t help but experience that eerie […]

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

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How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. Richard Sanders The following article by Richard Sanders published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents. This historical  review raises an important issue: Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in […]

American Decline: Causes and Consequences

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American Decline: Causes and Consequences Noam Chomsky In the 2011 summer issue of the journal of the American Academy of Political Science, we read that it is “a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal […]