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Chalmers Johnson’s Blowback – The Costs and Consequences of American Empire: Is America in Decline?

The unraveling of the Empire would have the same inevitability of a Greek tragedy. Read More »

The Good General: Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006)

The murderous career of Augusto Pinochet is inextricably linked to US involvement in Chilean politics and its economy. Read More »

The Dark Side Of Development Aid

Why is it that every US dollar comes with twenty Americans attached to it? Read More »

The Fading American Dream

The American Dream has turned sour. The power of the American Republic has passed from the hands of its people. Read More »

Policing Urban Crimes: The Broken Windows Theory

Some controversial aspects of the broken windows concept of criminology and the strategy of zero tolerance in the policing of urban crimes. Read More »

Western State Terrorism: The London Connection

Britain’s basic benevolence in foreign policy is largely in the realms of myth making. Read More »

Slobodan Milosevic and The Tragedy of Yugoslavia

Perhaps history would be less harsh in its judgment of Milosevic than the obituary in the Guardian suggests. Read More »

Historical Amnesia: The Romani Holocaust

The ashes of the Romanies mingled with the others in the ovens of the death camps, but the Romani holocaust was marginalised. Read More »