One understands the dialectic of history in a truly scientific manner and, therefore, can tell others who have not reached the End of History what to do to get there. . . Palestine For putting an end to intimidation. . . .
. . . Jean Bricmont, Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War, Monthly Review Press, 2006, 183 pp. .
. Killing hope The costs of imperialism: 3. . Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Humanitarian intervention. The British press prior to the resistance, or, dizzy with success. . I really, really like Chomsky, but Bricmont, I have to say, is the much better writer and is able to make the same points that Chomsky makes with greater economy and, therefore, greater force.
. . Bricmont makes it perfectly clear that he is a universalist, just not an imperialist one, and he wants a universalist morality that does not lead to wars in its name. . East Timor and the United Nations. .
Behind the rhetoric is the conviction that we should have waged preventive war against Nazi Germany in the 1930s to save the Jews. . After the fall of the Soviet Union, human rights, especially the rights associated with liberal democracy, moved into the vacuum left by the absence of a Left alternative. . . . .
. . In the process of testifying, these people created a vernacular history of the violence they endured and witnessed, as well as the identities that grew from the experience of violence. . This book argues that though there may be barbarism occurring in the third world, military interventions do more harm than good and in fact often only increase the barbarism. . Hugo Chavez, for example, has effectively been demonized by invoking the specter of Hitler.
. Worse for Western society, as extremely-competent communicators these 'liberals' have prostituted themselves into an army of maggot shills, who have turned the 'mainstream media' into the vicious, propaganda arm of genocide and continuous war. . . . .
On the fortieth anniversary of Congo's independence from Belgium. . This reversal is what most offends Bricmont; it is the betrayal of anti-imperialism. . . .
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