Imperialism

Orientalism

Preface (2003) Nine years ago, in the spring of 1994, I wrote an afterword for Orientalism in which, in trying to clarify what I believed I had and had not said, I stressed not only the many discussions that had opened up since my book appeared in 1978, but also the ways in which a… Continue reading Orientalism

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Imperialism, Politics, World Politics

Book of the Month: Fateful Triangle

FATEFUL TRIANGLE The United States, Israel and the Palestinians By Noam Chomsky Foreword Fateful Triangle may be the most ambitious book ever attempted on the conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians viewed as centrally involving the United States. It is a dogged exposé of human corruption, greed, and intellectual dishonesty. It is also a great… Continue reading Book of the Month: Fateful Triangle

African History, History, Imperialism

Book of the Month: King Leopold’s Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost By Adam Hochschild “A village which refused to provide rubber would be completely swept clean. As a young man, I saw [Fiévez's] soldier Molili, then guarding the village of Boyeka, take a big net, put ten arrested natives in it, attach big stones to the net, and make it tumble into the… Continue reading Book of the Month: King Leopold’s Ghost

Imperialism, Leadership, Politics, World Politics

Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism

Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism Kwame Nkrumah 1965 INTRODUCTION THE neo-colonialism of today represents imperialism in its final and perhaps its most dangerous stage. In the past it was possible to convert a country upon which a neo-colonial regime had been imposed —Egypt in the nineteenth century is an example — into a colonial territory. Today… Continue reading Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism

Humanity, Imperialism

The Tasmanian Genocide

Lest We forget...The Tasmanian Genocide. Thanks Oliver Hall for leading me to this information. "An old woman lay dying in a white-walled room, upon a white bed, surrounded by whiteskinned doctors and nurses. In all that whiteness, her dark skin glistened affirmatively; even with the sweat of death on her face, a dominant vitality seemed… Continue reading The Tasmanian Genocide

Imperialism

Scrambling for Africa’s Resources

It’s more than about oil, stupid. It’s for vast African riches. Resource/mineral wars define America’s agenda. On December 15, 2006, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) was authorized. On February 6, 2007, it was announced.On October 1, 2007, it was established. On October 1, 2008, it became operational. It’s mission is controlling Africa’s riches.They’re vast. They’re… Continue reading Scrambling for Africa’s Resources