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Updates: Spy in Our Midst; Washington Post on Minerva

August 5, 2008 by

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Concerning the post titled A SPY IN OUR MIDST, both the discussion has continued on this blog, with more blogs joining in and picking up on the Mother Jones story. See: If I Ran the Zoo‘s, “Small World, but not in a Disney Kind of Way.” See also Dylan Kerrigan’s “Anthropology and the Military” on […]

Secrecy, Anonymity, Spying, and Lying: An Overview of the “Ethics” of HTS Infiltration (1.2)

August 2, 2008 by


Sir: In his war address to Congress, President Wilson dealt at great length on the theory that only autocracies maintain spies; that these are not needed in democracies. At the time that the President made this statement, the Government of the United States had in its employ spies of unknown number. I am not concerned […]

Comments on “A SPY IN OUR MIDST”

July 31, 2008 by

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Given the range and depth, not to mention the length, of some of the comments posted in discussion about the previous post, let me just direct readers to that discussion here, rather than repost everything on the front page. Everyone is welcome to participate, there is no comment moderation, and anonymity is allowed. Posting more […]

A Shift Toward the Center (of Fascism)

July 22, 2008 by


In “shifting to the center,” Barack Obama has now established himself as the other war candidate — pity those of us who maintained some glimmer of hope that this man’s touting of hope itself, and change, would have meant some conclusion to this latest round of imperial expansion. Pity those of us who thought that […]

“The Rendez-Vous between Fear and Opportunity”: David H. Price (notes and comments)

July 18, 2008 by


Putting some red herrings to rest, in a pan with hot oil Re-reading some of David Price’s online articles about the militarization of social science research has been rewarding for the important insights and questions he raises (see Counterpunch 2005/05/12, 2005/05/22, 2008/06/24). Anyone who doubts that there is a “national security state” at work in […]


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