Who’s Behind the Coming War With Iran?

Writing in The American Conservative‘s Aug. 1 issue, former military intelligence and CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi, now a partner in Cannistraro Associates, says that the vice president (who, according to the U.S. Constitution, has no authority but to break a tie vote in the U.S. Senate up to and until the day the president … Continue reading “Who’s Behind the Coming War With Iran?”

Individualism vs. War

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran foreign correspondent, having covered foreign conflicts in Argentina, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Columbia, Guatemala, Bosnia, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, India, Israel/Palestine, Turkey, and Kosovo for the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, and National Public Radio. Based on this experience, he authored the books War is a … Continue reading “Individualism vs. War”

How Large a Crater Will We Leave?

Juan Cole, professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan, has lived in the Middle East and is fluent in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. His blog, Informed Comment, has earned its place at the top of the list for people interested in understanding events in the Islamic world outside … Continue reading “How Large a Crater Will We Leave?”

War Is the Health of What?

Paul Craig Roberts is not a leftist, a liberal, a socialist, or a Democrat. He never has been. Roberts was the assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Ronald Reagan. (We all know that the one-world socialist types in the Reagan White House were in the vice president’s office.) Paul Craig Roberts is a supply-sider … Continue reading “War Is the Health of What?”

Slavery in the Service of Liberty

A majority of Americans had finally gotten over the fearmongering that convinced them to support the invasion of Iraq. The panic and bloodlust produced by the Sept. 11 attacks had faded after nearly four years. Listen to Scott’s interview with Debbie Hopper & Scott Kohlhaas stream download mp3        But after the July … Continue reading “Slavery in the Service of Liberty”

Secrecy and the Warfare State

Daniel Ellsberg is quite a remarkable man. He defied the law, his future, an entire career’s worth of brainwashing, and important friendships in order to leak the truth about the Vietnam War to the people of America. Richard Nixon so feared the man that he sent CIA hitmen to “incapacitate him totally” – whatever that … Continue reading “Secrecy and the Warfare State”

Maniacs on Pedestals

“[B]y false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. … But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we … Continue reading “Maniacs on Pedestals”