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”

Poisonous Misinterpretations

“This is not an isolated criminal act we are dealing with, it is an extreme and evil ideology whose roots lie in a perverted and poisonous misinterpretation of the religion of Islam.” – Tony Blair Listen to Scott’s interview with Robert Pape stream download mp3   Why do they hate us? Does Islam, or a … Continue reading “Poisonous Misinterpretations”

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”

The Economics of Terrorism

On my June 18 radio show [stream] [download], I interviewed Loretta Napoleoni, an economist, reporter, and novelist from Italy, about the economics of terrorism, a subject she knows well. Her work for Italy’s financial papers goes back to the ’70s and includes coverage of jihadists, the IRA, and even interviews with leaders of the Italian … Continue reading “The Economics of Terrorism”

Star Wars and the American Empire

[Spoiler warning: This article gives away important details about the new movie.] “For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the Dark Times. Before the Empire.” – Ben Kenobi “This is how liberty dies: with thundering applause.” – Senator Padme Amidala Listen to Scott’s … Continue readingStar Wars and the American Empire”