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Chomsky Redux

Gene Healy reviewed Noam Chomsky’s 9/11 book here extremely well last month, and since I agree with virtually all of his judgments, I will not reinvent this particular wheel. But I ran across this article that tells us Mr. Chomsky’s book has sold well over 100,000 copies, is even now ranked #392 by Amazon, and I couldn’t leave these facts ... Read More »

The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow

Tuesday night most PBS stations begin airing The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. The four part series covers the period between The Civil War and Eyes on the Prize. There also is a website for teachers. It is narrated by Richard Roundtree. The review in the New York Times gives a good overview of the series and another article ... Read More »

Kevin Starr’s World War II California

Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace 1940 – 1950 (also on Armed Liberal) I have been a huge fan of Kevin Starr’s boosterish histories of California since I read the first book, Americans and the California Dream. His work is the perfect anodyne to Mike Davis’ self-flagellating critique of California and modernity, City of Quartz. Compare Starr: So too ... Read More »

Why The Sauds Behave As They Do

A couple of weeks ago, on my weblog, Dean’s World, we played host to a discussion: Why do the Saudi Arabians act sometimes like our enemies, and sometimes like our allies? In answer, I wrote the following: The biggest issue that I think most people don’t get is that the House of Saud is afraid. The Royal Family of Saudi ... Read More »

Warrior Politics

American foreign (and security) policy in the 21st century will not be the same as policy of the 20th century, any more than that of the 20th was of the 19th. But what will this policy look like? From where will leaders draw their inspiration, ideas, and examples? Less likely from new and innovative, so-called progressive ideology (the likes of ... Read More »

The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens

Your Talking Dog has previously placed Henry Kissinger in a significant category: one of the five most evil men of the twentieth century, and the only one of the five (the others being Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot) to be not only still alive and free, but often sought for “a-list” parties. In The Trial of Henry Kissinger by ... Read More »