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Posts Tagged ‘electoral politics’
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Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan surge, Afghanistan, Afghanistan Study Group, al-Qaeda, CNAS, COIN, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, electoral politics, Iraq Surge, ISAF, Matthew Hoh, NAF, NATO, New American Foundation, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Stephen Walt, Taliban, United States, US, War on Terror
The Afghanistan Study Group outlined and refuted the myths misguiding the ‘Afghan debate’.
Tags: 9/11, AIPAC, AntiWar radio, Ben-Ami Kadish, CIA, electoral politics, espionage, Iran, Israel, Israel lobby, Israeli Arabs, Keith Weissman, Mark Glenn, Middle East, Mohammed Atta, Mossad, Newspeak, NPT, Obama Administration, Phil Tourney, Philip Giraldi, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Scott Horton, settlement expansion, Steve Rosen, Stewart Nozette, US, USS Liberty, West Bank
At AntiWar Radio, Philip Giraldi discussed his recent article about the Israeli spy agency operating from New York to D.C.—‘disinformation operations’ about Palestine and Iran’s civilian nuclear program—as well as its agents and assets committing espionage against the U.S. government with impunity (26:08):
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Prof. Noam Chomsky discussed the history of the ‘special relationship’ between the U.S. and Israel, how the mainstream media manufactures consent for it, how it relates to the manipulation of language regarding factions like Hamas and Hezbollah, the U.S.-Israel ‘preference for expansion over security’, and the history of U.S.-Israel active rejection of establishing the Middle East as a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone with Kathleen Wells at Race-Talk (38:19):
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The first military commission of a detainee renditioned to the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay under the Obama Administration opened Tuesday. Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was kidnapped eight years ago in Afghanistan at the age of 15 by the U.S. military, threatened with rape in detention at the U.S. air base at Bagram, transferred to Guantánamo where he was tortured until he confessed that he threw a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. Monday evening, Texas A&M at Qatar associate professor Todd Kent noted that it will likely not be a political issue for the Adminsitration because the mainstream media is downplaying it, though criminal justice is a large part of the president’s avatar, at Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story”—which focused on the coming so-called ‘trial’ (23:41):
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Tags: BP, British Petroleum, campaign contributions, capitalism, corporatism, Don Blankenship, electoral politics, free market, Gluf oil spill, Gulf oil spill, Kevin Carson, law, libertarian, limited liability, Massey Energy, Murray Rothbard, Newspeak, Noam Chomsky, state capitalism, Steven Horowitz, Transocean, US
Kevin Carson on the government-forced liability cap for the oil industry.
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Prof. Noam Chomsky on “Washington Report”, a Pakistani program, expands on how:
- the so-called ‘War on Terror’ is a literal war of terror from the Reagan Administration’s declaration to the Bush Administration’s ‘re-declaration’;
- the motivations behind the slogans of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ coming from little more than ‘selling toothpaste and why issues are marginalized in electoral politics;
- Obama’s continuity of U.S. ‘consistent support of the militarization of Pakistan’ over liberating Pakis to ‘maintain control of the region’ using the Pak government as ‘one of its agents’;
- Obama’s strategy in expanding the war into Pakistan will obviously radicalize the population;
- the ‘methods of subversion’ imperial powers are reliant on the submission of occupied populations to deliberately ‘undermine democracy’.
Part One (9:53):
Tags: anarchism, anarcho-capitalism, anti-Statism, Ayn Rand, commodities, consequentialism, cost-benefit analysis, David Friedman, David Ricardo, democracy, economics, electoral politics, evolutionary biology, externality, free markets, Free State Project, free trade, intellectual property, laissez-faire, law, libertarian, logic, market failure, market-anarchism, mathematics, New Hampshire Liberty Forum, NHLF 2010, objectivism, Philosophy, politicians, politics, protectionism, public goods, rationalism, representative democracy, tariffs, utility function, value
2010 New Hampshire Liberty Forum hosted by the Free State Project: Consequentialist anarchist Professor Prof. David Friedman, author of most notably The Machinery of Freedom, discusses market failure—the real meanings of the commonly misunderstood terms ‘market failure’, ‘public goods’ and ‘externality’; why representative democracy ‘doesn’t work’ and ‘rational ignorance’ toward electoral politics is advantageous; the necessity of property rights for long-term planning and why it’s irrational for politicians to plan for the long-term; ‘market failure’ analysis in our daily lives.
Part One (10:15):