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Category Archives: Cold War

Dr Hans Blix 2007 Sydney Peace Prize Address: The Globalization of Peace

Swedish diplomat, international human rights lawyer, weapons inspector and disarmament campaigner Dr Hans Blix is the 2007 recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize. He delivered the Sydney Peace Prize lecture … Continue reading

7 November, 2007 · 3 Comments

John Pilger: Freedom Next Time, video

John Pilger speaking about corporate journalism, war, history and truth at a Chicago conference on Sat 16 June 2007. He really hits his stride around the fifteen to twenty minute … Continue reading

2 July, 2007 · 10 Comments

Spin: The Art of Selling War

Presented by Josh Rushing, formerly a veteran Marine Corps media spokesman, “SPIN: The Art of Selling War” looks at the standard justification for going to war by American administrations, past … Continue reading

19 May, 2007 · 2 Comments

How Americans Are Seduced By War

A thoughtful and worthwhile video lecture delivered in 2005 by Andrew Bacevich, who argues in his most recent book The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War that … Continue reading

29 March, 2007 · 3 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"