The corporate state has made it very hard to make a living if you hold fast to this radical critique. You will never get tenure. You probably won’t get academic appointments. You won’t win prizes. You won’t get grants. The New York Times, if they review your book, will turn it over to a dutiful mandarin like George Packer to trash it—as he did with my last book. The elite schools, and I have taught as a visiting professor at a few of them, such as Princeton and Columbia, replicate the structure and goals of corporations. If you want to even get through a doctoral committee, much less a tenure committee, you must play it really, really safe. You must not challenge the corporate-friendly stance that permeates the institution and is imposed through corporate donations and the dictates of wealthy alumni. Half of the members of most of these trustee boards should be in prison!Read more . . .
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and the Washington Post deceive their readers? These are urgent questions. The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war – with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China.Read more . . .
The Israeli parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to suspend Haneen Zoabi, a legislator representing the state’s large Palestinian minority, for six months as a campaign to silence political dissent intensified. During the Knesset debate on her appeal against the suspension, Zoabi said: “Yes, I crossed the lines of consensus — a warlike, aggressive, racist, populist, chauvinist, arrogant consensus. I must cross those lines. I am no Zionist, and that is within my legal right.”Read more . . .
While hailed by the New York Times as the “finest historical narrative so far on the origins of al-Qaeda” and by Washington Post as “authoritative”, the author offers unsubstantiated legends and acts as a purveyor of disinformation. As a Pulizer-prize winner, the author can hardly be regarded as incompetent. What is the alternative?Read more . . .
The author, who died in 2013, was an Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India and one-time head of the counter-terrorism division of the Research and Analysis Wing, India’s external intelligence agency. In his book, he unquestionably attributeed the events of 26/11 to the Pakistani organization LeT and suggested ISI responsibility. The book does not dwell on details and does not contain references to sources. It contains affirmation upon affirmation that the author does not bother to substantiate. The author does not attempt to hide his admiration for Israel and the United States and his hatred for Pakistan (He often refers to “The Pakistanis” as evil). This does not mean that what he presents as facts is false (or true), but indicates his partiality, representative of the Indian elite.Read more . . .
From the above account it appears that the authors of The Siege were cooperating with intelligence agencies in India and the United States in promoting the official legend on 26/11. I have given the authors sufficient formal notice to address the above points. They chose not to answer my enquiry. I think potential buyers should know what they contemplate to buy.Read more . . .
The author is Director of the Center of Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He worked for many years at RAND Corporation. His books on terrorism have been translated into several languages. He is often invited by mainstream media to comment on terrorism issues. While utterly useless as a textbook on terrorism, Bruce Hoffman’s book can be profitably used by aspiring academic prostitutes.Read more . . .
The Australian media and terrorism “expert” Dr Rohan Gunaratna By Rick Kelly 8 August 2003 Ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the “terrorist expert” has become a ubiquitous presence in the international media. Various academics … Read more . . .
ICTR Judge Arbour suggested that the ICTR’s mandate only extended to events within the genocide, which in her view began ‘after’ the shooting down of President Habyarimana’s plane, an event that triggered the atrocities. Personnel of the ICTR were accordingly forbidden to investigate that plane crash.Read more . . .
When the dean of White House correspondents, Helen Thomas was relegated to a silent place in the back row for asking relevant questions of this administration, her colleagues took notice. What they saw frightened the otherwise objective journalists in the room.Read more . . .
Lack of scientific ethics by editorial board of scientific journal by James Gourley, 21 October 2008 http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20081021140852820 The Journal of Engineering Mechanics has recently published a paper I authored. It can be found here, beginning on page 915: (PDF 224kb) … Read more . . .
The division of Libya into three separate countries is part of the US-NATO imperial design. It is part of a project shared by the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France.
The NATO war launched against Libya in March 2011 was geared towards the breakup of the country into three separate entities.
How German leaders conspired with the U.S. and Syria in covering-up a secret operationRead more . . .
The author proposes to extend the system of plea bargaining by allowing defendants to negotiate a lowering of the standard of proof “beyond reasonable doubt” to that of civil disputes. The author examines the goals of the judicial process and places the designates for the truth as merely a means to pursue justice, not a goal per se.Read more . . .
Bruce Hoffman Bruce Hoffman is professor at Georgetown University, USA. He is also a senior fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York and editor of the Columbia University Press series in Terrorism and Irregular … Read more . . .
Richard Watson Richard Watson is presented as the terrorism specialist for BBC2’s Newsnight. He has written numerous articles in which he specifically advocates the alleged threat of Islamic terrorism, regardless of the facts. An egregious example of Mr. Watson’s propaganda, … Read more . . .
John Swainton Honest Journalist – A Posthumous Honoree “There is not one of you who would dare to write his honest opinion.” John Swainton of the New York Times told colleagues at his retirement party in 1870. “The business of … Read more . . .
Academic prostitution in the field of terrorism studies by Elias Davidsson 29 October 2011 The expression “academic prostitution” appears abusive. It either conveys an apparently arbitrary disrespect to certain academics by comparing them to prostitutes, or conversely appears to equate … Read more . . .
Suit Over Targeted Killings Is Thrown OutBy CHARLIE SAVAGEThe New York Times, December 7, 2010http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/08/world/middleeast/08killing.html WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit that had sought to block the American government from trying to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, … Read more . . .
Law Deans Bring Home The BaconBy Mary W Maxwell, PhD5-17-11 (originally posted on Rense.com) As recently as 12 years ago, professors from 137 law schools signed a joint letter that blamed the US Supreme Court for wrongly interfering in … Read more . . .