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“Take It Easy on U.S. Imperialism”: Theocratizing the Middle East

April 23, 2013 by

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The letter signed by “Mehdi Mohammadzadeh” (MM) in the March/April 2013 issue of Anthropology News contains a number of ethnographic, political and ethical issues which I wish to address.  The letter is heavily tinted with strains of occidentosis (Farsi, gharbzadagi). MM has either misunderstood C. K. Mahmood’s comment in AN 53(9), 2012 or is interested […]

The State of Palestine: A Media Patch

December 18, 2012 by

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The pre-requisite for this essay is Occupation 101. My purposes include providing that information on Palestine and Israel that is marginalized in the US media. This article is a media patch over the absence or distortion of facts due to the effectiveness of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in systematically controlling media presentations […]

The Song of the Nonaligned Nile

January 30, 2011 by

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The United States, whose hallowed creation myth styles America as the quintessential child of revolution, has for decades navigated the insupportable irony of denying others their own political parturition through the ideological conflation of freedom with stability. From Nicaragua to Iran, this deployment has served as a discursive validation for a host of violent counterinsurgency […]

WikiLeaks Disrupts U.S. Propaganda Machinery

December 8, 2010 by

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Flashback time: The language used to depict Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden as craven life forms has returned for a repeat performance except that this time the target is Julian Assange and his merry band of WikiLeakers. “Execute him” say dozens of U.S. politicians and assorted government officials. “Arrest him and hang him,” say […]

Holy Mother of Israel

October 20, 2010 by

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Pro-Israel Zionist ideology has severed the nerve for critical awareness among Americans. This masterfully produced ideology constantly and tactfully manipulates the state apparatus of the United States especially its military, political, and economic resources for the benefit of Israel. The Israeli lobby, through its presence in all strategic locations of the American political and civil […]

Encircling Empire: Report #5, 01-08 October 2010

October 9, 2010 by

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EE: Report #5, 01—08 October 2010 Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period. They are intended to be useful for those interested in: ● contemporary and critical political anthropology ● public anthropology ● imperialism and imperial decline ● militarism/militarization ● the political economy of […]

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