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Humanitarian Imperialism in Libya: Another Review of Slouching Towards Sirte

March 13, 2014 by


Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa Maximilian Forte Montreal, Baraka Books, 2012 341 pp, $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978 -1 -926824-52 -9 The post-WW II anti-colonialism is now reversed with a neocolonial thrust to Middle-East and Africa. The case of recent attack on Libya by NATO powers in support of the rebels against […]

Zero Anthropology: Top Articles for 2013 That You Probably Missed and Shouldn’t Have

December 30, 2013 by


This was a year of giant losses, especially with the passing of monumental figures such as Hugo Chávez (March 5) and then Nelson Mandela exactly nine months later (December 5). While Chávez’s successor seems to have rebounded successfully, lengthening his electoral lead in what is already the second election victory for Venezuela’s ruling PSUV since […]

Book Review: Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya – Lessons for Africa in the Forging of African Unity, by Horace Campbell

October 5, 2013 by


In October 2011, days after the brutal murder of the Libyan Leader, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, NATO General Secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, declared that the NATO mission in Libya had been one of the most successful in NATO’s history. In his new book, Professor Horace Campbell sets out to analyse that claim, and to analyse the […]

Slouching Towards Washington

July 1, 2013 by


Does the U.S. have “friends and allies”? Or does the world merely consist of targets and tools? As we learned today the U.S. National Security Agency has been spying on a series of buildings and offices of the European Union, spying on Internet communications, phone calls and more. NATO headquarters has been used to spy […]

The Adventures of Liberal Humanitarianism in Africa: Bombing Libya to Freedom

June 16, 2013 by


For those readers in the Toronto and Hamilton areas, two events in the coming days may be of interest, both related to NATO’s war against Libya, “humanitarian intervention,” the “responsibility to protect,” and Canada’s participation in such warfare. Just in time, Media Lens just published coverage of the book, Slouching Towards Sirte, in “ ‘Limited […]

When Did Today Begin?

May 29, 2013 by


Book Review: Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa by Maximilian Forte By Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill 21/05/13 When did today begin? A question many poets and philosophers have asked. For many, who had relied the soft resistances of the mind – the resistance of text, of music, of democratic spaces – for […]

Africa, Liberal Humanitarianism, and NATO’s Anthropology

April 25, 2013 by


[Many thanks to Dan Glazebrook for producing a review that gets to very the heart of this book, such that reading his review is an education in itself. This was reproduced from the UK's Ceasefire Magazine.] Books | Review | Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa by Maximilian Forte In his Ceasefire […]

Drones and the Production of Terror in Afghanistan

April 23, 2013 by


In his “Drone Strikes” (Anthropology News, March/April 2013) Daniel Varisco softly counsels the raging and confused American warfare machine about the futility of its bloody military operations in the lands of the Others in pursuit of its sadomasochistic “war on terror”.  I partially agree with Daniel Varisco; yes, the acts of terror committed by the […]


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