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"Uncivilised" Douglas Murray Suggests there are "Degrees" of Torture which is Justified

In a shocking video in which anti-Muslim, neocon Director of the Henry Jackson Society Douglas Murray downplays the recent revelations from the report investigating CIA’s torture, he states that there are “degrees” of torture in response to Diane Abbot’s reprimanding.  119 more words

Current Affairs

Apple Pie

No thoughtful observer of American history can be surprised at the Senate report detailing the torture carried out by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11. 1,342 more words

This Week's Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From one of the 20th century’s most unusual books about empire, to how the neocons led the US to war in Iraq, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. 678 more words

Imperial & Global History

Row Row Fight tha Powah!

Cue that theme music.

Sometimes ‘torches-and-pitchforks’ is the RIGHT answer.

Most of the time it isn’t, but sometimes it is.

The recent rash of protests and riots over the less-recent incidents involving police killings of black criminals serve as a collective example of violence as the -WRONG- answer. 543 more words

Random Thoughts

A Milo Minderbinder Moment

Neoconservatives have a lock on American foreign policy with an intellectual conformity among analysts, commentators and government policy makers that is breathtaking. This has happened, I believe, because neoconservatism represents the strong state necessary for neoliberal economic policies to be… 1,374 more words

It's Their World

I think I’ve come up with a working definition/differentiation between neoliberalism and neoconservatism.

Neoliberalism refers to the economic policies the United States pursues, specifically: f… 359 more words

Why Did I Leave the Ron Paul Libertarian Movement?

I have been reflecting on how I can describe the factors for why I left the Ron Paul libertarian or new libertarian movement. It started with one thing – curiosity. 393 more words

Political Philosophy