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The Chinese Reconstruction of Iraq?

October 26, 2013 by

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The U.S. reconstruction of Iraq has come and gone, with a great deal of money spent and not much of a tangible result. The question on many people’s minds is: can China do better? A New York Times article, published in June 2013, caused quite a stir in the West, when it revealed that China […]

Colonial Feminism, Liberal “Progress,” and the Weakness of the Left

October 12, 2013 by


[Max Forte: Welcome to Brendan Stone who, along with Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill, joins ZA as a writer.] In view of Quebec’s Charter debate, the resurgence of discussions of the burqa and the niqab, and the continuing stories in the Western press of women’s oppression in Afghanistan, readers may be interested in this update of a paper written in […]

Never to be a Colony Again: Dignity, Defiance, and Self-Determination

September 29, 2013 by


The following is my transcription of the spoken statement delivered at the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly by Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe. The statement below begins at the 8:43 mark of: 26 Sep 2013 – Address by His Excellency Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe at the general debate of the […]

Encircling Empire: Report #23—Obama’s Scramble for Africa

August 10, 2013 by


Special thanks for leads and commentary that were useful for this report goes to Crossed Crocodiles, a website devoted to Africa and U.S.-African relations. This report–the last Encircling Empire Report for 2013–is fairly long given that it provides detail on a relatively comprehensive pattern of recent events which, taken together, paint a portrait of what […]

Fact-Check This Debate: Romney’s Failures versus Obama’s Extreme Revisionism

October 23, 2012 by

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At one point Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of taking an airbrush to history. At another point, he said the 1980s called and wanted its foreign policy back. Obama was quick to come to such expressions, being the most valued customer at the airbrush counter and the greatest upholder of U.S. militarism since Reagan, which […]

The Goat Caught in Bushkazi: Personal Effects of One’s Role in the Great Game

July 31, 2012 by


The beginning of this story, for me, was in the spring of 1969. I had applied for funding to do a cutting edge project combining methods and techniques of visual anthropology that I had learned from John Collier, Jr, my own version of cognitive anthropology arising out of the works of Edward Sapir and the […]

The Excuse is Wikileaks. The Object is Freedom of Speech. The Subject is Authoritarianism.

January 8, 2011 by


If you were asked which regime is described by the following actions and characteristics, what would you answer? A regime that produces a death list of citizens abroad to be executed by its secret intelligence service, without arrest, without trial by a jury. A regime that conducts surveillance at home and then uses that information […]

Second Decade of the New American Century: A Clockwork Orange Meets American Psycho

September 30, 2010 by


“The United States will protect its people and advance our prosperity irrespective of the actions of any other nation…” President Barak Obama in National Security Strategy of the United States, 2010 The American Empire is not in decline. It is rebooting for a new era of dominance. The American Empire’s success depends on successfully converting […]


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