Category Archives: Politics

What Happened Here? by Weinberger

Eliot Weinberger. What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles. New York: New Directions Paperback Original, 2001. Paperback, 184 pp. Weinberger, who seems to write mostly for the foreign press and translates Spanish poetry into English, is an astute political observer. In this anthology … Continue reading

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Towers of Deception by Zwicker

Barrie Zwicker. Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2006. Paperback, xiv + 400 pp. Five years after the tragic events of 9/11, the American public has all but returned to its sheeplike slumber. … Continue reading

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Torture and Truth by Danner

Mark Danner. Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror. New York: New York Review Books, 2004. Paperback, 580 pp. Empires are not the creation of ruthless politicians alone. For their existence also apathetic citizens are needed. In … Continue reading

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Terror Incorporated by Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni. Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks. Foreword by Greg Palast. Introduction by George Magnus. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005. Paperback, xxvii + 323 pages. There are some important books that one would wish were completely … Continue reading

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Spiritual Perspectives on America ed. by the Editors at Skylight Paths Publishing

Spiritual Perspectives on America’s Role as Superpower. Ed. by The Editors at Skylight Paths Publishing. Woodstock, Vt.: Skylight Path Publishing, 2003. Paperback, vii + 229 pages. In the early 1980s, I was commissioned to interview a Persian Sufi master in … Continue reading

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Mindful Politics ed. by McLeod

Melvin McLeod, ed. Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place. Boston, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 2006. Paperback, 317 pp. An anthology like this should have been published decades ago. We all know, politics sucks. It is largely … Continue reading

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Losing America by Byrd

Robert C. Byrd. Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004. Hardcover, 269 pp. Democrat Robert Byrd, aged 88, is currently the longest serving member of the U.S. Congress and is one of the most … Continue reading

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The Dictators by Overy

Richard Overy. The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia. London: Penguin Books, 2005. Paperback, xl + 849 pp. This book is also available in hardcover from W. W. Norton, New York. With the rise of totalitarianism in the United States, the … Continue reading

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Crossing the Rubicon by Ruppert

Michael C. Ruppert. Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. Gabriola Island, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2004. Paperback, xix + 674 pages. I vividly remember September 11, 2001. I woke up … Continue reading

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Censored 2006 ed. by Phillips

Peter Phillips and Project Censored, eds. Censored 2006. Introduction by Norman Solomon. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2006. Paperback, 431 pp. The Censored Project, which is managed through the Department of Sociology at Sonoma State University in California, is a student-run … Continue reading

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