10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power

“Requiem for the American Dream” is a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been a leading leftist political analyst, critic and writer for six decades. Mr. Chomsky, already the subject of several documentaries, focuses here on an election-season theme: financial inequality in America and what he calls its corrosive …

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Grand Imperial Strategy: How the Council on Foreign Relations carefully planned the policies of modern-day imperialism

The basic principles of the imperial grand strategy trace back to the early days of the Second World War, and have been reiterated frequently since. Even before the U.S. entered the war, planners and analysts concluded that in the post-war world the U.S. would seek "to hold unquestioned power," acting to ensure the "limitation of …

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Pope Francis: Don’t Believe the Hype!

The hype surrounding the new Pope has to stop. There’s nothing progressive about Pope Francis. Whatever the TV or your friends are repeating is false or completely out of context. Let me walk you through some of the most talked-about points: Homosexuality We all heard the now famous line from the Pope when asked about …

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Who Owns the World?

Noam Chomsky - Delivered at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, September 2012 When I was thinking about these remarks, I had two topics in mind, couldn't decide between them -- actually pretty obvious ones. One topic is, what are the most important issues that we face? The second topic is, what issues are not being …

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The Kennan Memo – The Vague and Unreal Objectives of US Foreign Policy

George F. Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American adviser, diplomat, political scientist, and historian, best known as "the father of containment" and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War. He also served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. In others words, one hell of an influential …

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Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America

With support from the Foundation, Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics at Princeton University, has been studying economic inequality and political power in the United States. His project, entitled "Inequality and Democratic Responsiveness," relates policy preferences expressed by low, middle, and high income Americans with actual federal policymaking between 1964 and 2006. Gilens' analyses show enormous …

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The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission

Perhaps the most striking feature of the new Administration is the role played in it by the Trilateral Commission. The mass media had little to say about this matter during the Presidential campaign -- in fact, the connection of the Carter group to the Commission was recently selected as "the best censored news story of …

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