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A few short comments on Empire

For those that spend their weekends having fun learning, instead of having fun in the sun.

We have no reason to misunderstand the empire.  Michael Parenti had a very clear description of what empire is, 10 years ago already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOF56wYTl1w

And to make this practical, with maps an’all, we have Daniel Immerwahr with his book, How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States.

He brings the details in a seminal interview with Abby Martin when she was still doing the Empire Files:

 

 

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago

This began as both a wonderful interview, and a history lesson all wrapped up in one, but I was totally flabbergasted when at 37:30 Immerwahr spoiled the whole thing by stating… “… after Osama bin Laden masterminded this set of attacks on the US mainland the common question was…” That… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Col..the Farmer from NZ
AHH
AHH
1 month ago

Hi Col,  I think this interview took place before Covid? And he was a tenured professor at Northwestern Uni. As we see so many academicians today who refuse to touch this 3rd rail political issue, so it was for 911 and JFK before that and Pearl Harbor before that, ad infinitum… Read more »

Salty Dawg
Salty Dawg
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

“late to saddle, Truth always wins in the end!” Depends on where you set the goal posts. Sometimes the win is subtle and sometimes it comes in a different form, more synergistic-ally than overt. And sometimes in a totally different form that is a result of the original issue. However,… Read more »