Why do the Neoconservatives of the American Right Hate Iran so Much?

https://youtu.be/U7s5pT3Rris by Steve Hurst edited by O Society Jan 13, 2020 Donald Trump backed out of the Iranian nuclear deal and the rest of the world is trying to understand the thinking that went into his decision. High up the list of factors is a longstanding American unease about Iran in general. But while most Americans don’t like … Continue reading Why do the Neoconservatives of the American Right Hate Iran so Much?

Remember Iran Air Flight 655

  Surely I can't be the only one who remembers this by O Society Jan 9, 2020 Listen folks, please don't believe the propaganda jive they are selling you about some "miscalculation or misidentification of civilian aircraft" being responsible for the Ukrainian/ Canadian Boeing 737 airplane shot down by a missile yesterday in Tehran killing … Continue reading Remember Iran Air Flight 655

I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again

  by Col Lawrence Wilkerson edited by O Society Jan 8, 2019 Fifteen years ago, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary Powell paint a clear picture war was the only choice, when “we confront a regime that harbors … Continue reading I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again

Suleimani killing is just the latest in a long, grim line of US assassinations

There is no shortage of US attempts to remove foreign adversaries through highly- dubious, illegal, and unethical means by Ed Pilkington edited by O Society Jan 5, 2019 The US government is no stranger to the dark arts of political assassinations. Over the decades it has deployed elaborate techniques against its foes, from dispatching a … Continue reading Suleimani killing is just the latest in a long, grim line of US assassinations

The Real Reason Donald Trump Assassinated Qassem Soleimani

The observation groups unify in the face of common threats is long-standing. At the level of the nation-state, this is called the “rally-'round-the-flag” phenomenon. In the case of the United States, the rally phenomenon is measured as a surge of public approval for the president when the nation is involved in an international crisis. Two … Continue reading The Real Reason Donald Trump Assassinated Qassem Soleimani

Trump’s Foreign Policy is a Mafia Protection Racket

by Jeet Heer edited by O Society September 19, 2019 Donald Trump ran under the slogan of “America First,” which is a noxious expression of nationalism but at least shows the virtue of clarity. His actual foreign policy is much murkier, in no small part because his global business holdings make it quite plausible his … Continue reading Trump’s Foreign Policy is a Mafia Protection Racket

Should universities care about the truth?

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society July 10, 2019 Isn’t the answer obvious? Universities are about attaining, preserving, and disseminating knowledge—which only is knowledge insofar as it is true. Caring about the truth is what universities—through their members—do. The question as intended, however, concerns claims of fact appealed to as grounds for governments to … Continue reading Should universities care about the truth?