The Eight O’Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Fighting the Lawless World of Guantanamo Bay
By Clive Stafford Smith (more…)

From Information Clearing House: ‘The War on Democracy’ is John Pilger’s first major film for the cinema – in a career that has produced more than 55 television documentaries. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. (more…)

by Stephen A. Marglin OP-Ed The Boston Globe 1/14/08

Another holiday season has come and gone with more reruns of Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” We could sure use banker George Bailey now that the mortgage mess threatens to do what the rapacious Mr. Potter, the town’s richest citizen, could not: end the “nonsense” of providing mortgages for the working poor. (more…)


By David Krieger President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

            Few people have looked as deeply into the nuclear abyss, seen the monster of our own making and grappled with it as has the writer Jonathan Schell.  But Schell is more than a writer.  He is also a philosopher of the Nuclear Age and an ardent advocate of caging the beast and rendering it harmless. (more…)

Books from The American Empire Project are available here.

“Americans have long believed that the very notion of empire is an offense against our democratic heritage, yet in recent months, these two words — American empire — have been on everyone’s lips. At this moment of unprecedented economic and military strength, the leaders of the United States have embraced imperial ambitions openly. How did we get to this point? And what lies down the road?” (more…)

Why America Is Losing the War on Terror

I highly recommend the new book by David Cole and Jules Lobel, “Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror.” Cole and Lobel are law professors and Constitutional scholars. The writing is very accessible to the layperson. (more…)

[KH: I highly recommend both these books for giving invaluable insight into what is currently happening in the U.S. and the world.]

Excerpted from The George Seldes Reader by Randolph T. Holhut

[Holhut: In 1943, Seldes wrote and self-published the book Facts and Fascism which is the most detailed and documented history on how big business subsidized fascism. (more…)

By Freidrich Meinecke, Beacon Press 1972.

I recently read this book while traveling in the U.K. It is a small book, only 121 pages, but has a fantastic analysis of what happened in Germany in the 1930s, with many parallels (more…)

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