Numbering 100 printed pages, at about 50,000 words, the thickest review of 2018 published here with all four parts combined below. A year in the making, and more than just a chronicle, this work is based on a wide range of very different sources, including official documents, with a consistent dose of source criticism. The… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #29—A Review of 2018
In memory of Edward S. Herman b. April 7, 1926, d. November 11, 2017 An inspiration that lives on, may he rest in eternal peace. From provoking potential war with North Korea, to the fabricated US hysteria and fear-mongering about Russia, to the deluge of identity politics, and the escalated neoliberal attacks on democracy, there… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #28 — A Review of 2017
Special thanks for leads and commentary that were useful for this report goes to Crossed Crocodiles, a website devoted to Africa and U.S.-African relations. This report–the last Encircling Empire Report for 2013–is fairly long given that it provides detail on a relatively comprehensive pattern of recent events which, taken together, paint a portrait of what… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #23—Obama’s Scramble for Africa
To summarize, here are the top three essays that we call must reads for this week:
“Will Our Generals Ever Shut Up? The Military’s Media Megaphone and the U.S. Global Military Presence.” By Tom Engelhardt.
“What America Has Lost: It’s clear we overreacted to 9/11.” By Fareed Zakaria.
“WikiLeaks: The Global 4th Estate.” By Nozomi Hayase.… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #1, 03-11 September 2010