U.S. Policy in Latin America: Dictatorships over Democracies

George F. Kennan was the U.S. State Department's premier expert on the Soviet Union and the author of the "containment" theory. His staunch view that the United States should fight communism at all costs was used to rationalize support for dictators throughout the world. The "Memorandum by the Counselor of the Department (Kennan) to the …

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Aristotle on the Inequality of Property

Politics by Aristotle. Written in 350 BCE Book 2 Our purpose is to consider what form of political community is best of all for those who are most able to realize their ideal of life. We must therefore examine not only this but other constitutions, both such as actually exist in well-governed states, and any …

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The Real Anti-Semitism According to the Anti-Defamation League

In 1982, Nathan and Ruth Ann Perlmutter published a book titled The Real Anti-Semitism in America. Nathan was at the time the national leader of the Anti-Defamation League. From Chomsky's Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (1999) Pg.56: In the United States, the Anti-Defamation League is regarded as a civil libertarian organization, …

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Daniel Ellsberg Reveals Actual Nuclear War Plans

Democracy Now: Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation Transcript AMY GOODMAN: “We Will All Go Together When We Go” by Tom Lehrer. This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. We’re joined by Dan Ellsberg for the hour, yes, known for leaking the …

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Democracy and Propaganda: A Timeline of Thoughts from Responsible Men

Let's start at the beginning. Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton, much like the rest of the founding …

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Defending the Welfare State: “Expanding The Floor Of The Cage”

Understanding Power (2002), Pgs. 344-346, "Defending the Welfare State": Question: Noam, since you're an anarchist and often say that you oppose the existence of the nation-state itself and think it's incompatible with true socialism, does that make you at all reluctant to defend welfare programs and other social services which are now under attack from …

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Bakunin’s Prediction: A Quick History on Using the “People’s Stick”

According to Chomsky, there exists a prediction from the world of the social sciences that ever came so dramatically true. The prediction is from Mikhail Bakunin. Very perceptively, Bakunin predicted that the rising class of intellectuals will identify themselves as a "Class" in modern industrial societies. Bakunin predicted that this intellectual class would essentially go …

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