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07/06/05 :: By William Hare
The Dangers of Empire Exposed
Categories :: Books

James Carroll is a veteran columnist with the Boston Globe. He specializes in foreign affairs with a particular focus on issues relating to war and peace. His insightful volume “Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War” takes the reader from the tragedy of 9/11 to the launching of the Iraq War as well as shrewdly monitoring its continuing impact.

06/30/05 :: By William Hare
Destroying Democracy on the Pretext of Saving It
Categories :: Books

The one point on which Jennifer Van Bergen as author of “Twilight of Democracy” and George W. Bush agree is over the assertion made by the latter that “America has been changed forever by the tragedy of 9-11.” From that point forward Van Bergen, an attorney active in the South Florida branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Bush travel widely disparate ideological paths.

04/13/05 :: By William Hare
In Search of the Perfect Stock and Pitfalls Along the Way
Categories :: Books

Amid sounds of the surf California sun-tanned young men and women dream of the perfect wave as they surf in the Pacific Ocean. There is something closely akin to this in financial markets. It is the quest for the perfect stock. Investors envision that ideal experience, and with one distinct difference between the financial dream and the quest for the perfect wave. Investing in the perfect stock under the right circumstances can bring with it all those trappings of wealth, those champagne wishes and caviar dreams that Robin Leach spoke about in his hit television series of a few years ago, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”

02/25/05 :: By William Hare
Death Squads are not Necessarily Bad, as Long as Neocon Corporate Interests are Served
Categories :: Books

It is truly pathetic to see neoconservatives donning the clothes of freedom fighters and current Cheney-Baker-Kissinger Associates spokesperson George W. Bush cajoling Russia’s Vladimir Putin to step up his democracy campaign more briskly. Yes, neocon democracy is bursting forth throughout the world, or is it?

02/06/05 :: By William Hare
How Insiders Make Billions
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Sean Hewitt is an experienced New York trader who knows the ropes and shares much of his knowledge in this fascinating work that brings a touch of John Le Carre to the hectic current high stakes financial scene in “Crude Bedfellows,” a book from Author House. This is a work of fiction weaving elements common in real life and frequently engaged in by top professionals. Hewitt shows that there is much more to achieving wealth than the “virtue and hard work” superficial answers supplied by a series of guests on the famous television program “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.

01/11/05 :: By William Hare
Skull and Bones Updated to Bush and Kerry
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Antony Sutton in writing “America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones" two decades ago set in motion the analytical wherewithal for tracing its activities beyond his death. Sutton may be dead, but the important questions he raised about Skull and Bones and this secret society’s impact on U.S. and world political and economic policies become more paramount with each passing year.

01/01/05 :: By William Hare
Koufax, Drysdale as Labor Relations Pioneers
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Despite Sandy Koufax’s athletic prowess as a youngster growing up in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn he never anticipated becoming what he seemed naturally destined to do – pitch a baseball with phenomenal results in the major leagues. During Koufax’s early years he was drawn to basketball and was playing the hoop sport at Cincinnati University when major league franchises became aware of his natural skills in throwing a baseball. Jane Leavy captures Koufax’s life and times in an excellent biography entitled “Koufax.”

12/14/04 :: By William Hare
The Lowdown on the Bush Junta
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Robert Parry is more than a chronicler of events in “Secrecy & Privilege”; he is a player as well, and in one of the most significant dramas of the post-World War Two era. It was Parry who uncovered significant evidence pertaining to the October Surprise incident. His efforts ultimately reached the nation’s viewers with a heralded Public Broadcasting System documentary produced by his organization, Consortium News, which has emerged as one of the Internet’s leading sources of information not generally available from mainstream media sources.

11/30/04 :: By William Hare
An Intimate View of the Cheney-Bush Junta and 9-11
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Mike Ruppert uses the operative word to describe the Cheney-Bush regime, that of Empire, an all-encompassing octopus-like power grab at world preeminence at the expense of international order. With “Crossing The Rubicon” Ruppert has clearly established himself alongside the venerable essayist and political critic Gore Vidal as articulate voices decrying the rush to Empire and the tragic consequences of such dictatorial actions.

10/31/04 :: By William Hare
Telling The Real Story About Jefferson
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When I was first becoming politically active and living in Southern California, which was then an exciting if erratic “57 varieties” political stomping ground, I curiously visited the leading right wing bookstore in the area, located in Hollywood behind the insurance office of the man who ran it fervently with his wife. I often wondered how he could make any money in the insurance office due to its neglect in favor of concentrating on the activist bookstore.

10/27/04 :: By William Hare
We Invaded Iraq Due to Cheney With Bush Signing On
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Two of the most important books to read concerning the 2004 presidential election are Seymour Hersh’s revealing “Chain of Command” and “Dick: The Man Who Is President” by Madison (Wisconsin) Capital Times and Nation reporter John Nichols. It was Nichols who penned one of the most informative works on the 2000 post-presidential election pyrotechnics with “Jews For Buchanan.”

10/13/04 :: By Tom Ball
Must Read Books and Must See DVDs for the 2004 Election
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As we approach the most important election of the past 25 centuries, I think it is important to refresh our memory as to why it is so critical. Thus, I have supplied a rather extensive "Election 2004" Reading/Viewing list.

10/08/04 :: By William Hare
Rove Spins a Web of Deception
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If Texas reporters James Moore and Wayne Slater have it right, the reasonable conclusion to reach after reading "Bush's Brain" is that Bush's leading adviser Karl Rove is a man who lives for political conquest and is devoid of principle. This is not an attack piece and the writers, well grounded in the Texas political scene, use quotes from well connected political operatives and others close to the base of political operations to tell the story of how Rove rose from Lee Atwater's running mate to acquire leadership of the Young Republicans, then launched a soaring climb that resulted in his current heady position as chief political adviser and, from many accounts, top policy formulator to the nation's chief executive.

10/07/04 :: By William Hare
Hersh Writes the Crucial Book for a Pivotal Moment of History
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The crucial 2004 presidential election has brought about what in the long term could be one of the more positive political trends in recent years. With such keen interest in the 2004 election a surge of important books has arrived. Never in history has so much been written about a particular election, indicating the pivotal importance of election 2004.

10/05/04 :: By Delton Murphy
The Paranoia of the Thief
Categories :: Books :: Discrimination :: Election 2004 :: Media :: Progressive Strategy

We consciously live in an era where fiction substitutes for fact, lies become misstatements, justice is now revenge and war is quickly becoming the norm. The unholy alliance between the Republicans and the Right Wing has just intensified as we enter the homestretch of the presidential election. The fact that they are resorting to these tactics is evidence that they are running scared. Gone is the Bush strut and swagger. Absent are the Haiku-laced press conferences of Donald Rumsfeld, who just yesterday had to admit that he has "seen no evidence of a Saddam Hussein-Al Qaeda connection". And Dick Cheney hasn't attempted to unite the country through fear in almost two weeks. Uh-oh. It seems that finally after four years, the paranoia of the thief has kicked in.

09/28/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Prisoner of Hope
Categories :: Anti-War :: Books :: Discrimination :: Election 2004 :: Philosophy :: Progressive Strategy :: Terrorism

It's difficult to begin to heal the deep-seated wounds of 9/11 with Osama Bin Laden still at-large. As someone who lost a friend during the World Trade Center attacks, the capture of Saddam Hussein and the assassination of his sons along with over 11,000 Iraqi civilians and countless Afghanis, didn’t make me feel any better nor did it bring me any closure.

09/13/04 :: By Tom Ball
Must Read Books and Must See DVDs for the 2004 Election
Categories :: Books

As we approach the most important election of the past 25 centuries, I think it is important to refresh our memory as to why it is so critical. Thus, I have supplied a rather extensive "Election 2004" Reading/Viewing list.

09/12/04 :: By William Hare
A Neo-Nazi and A Nixon Thug Spin a Web of Lies
Categories :: Books

It has bothered Karl Rove from the outset that John Kerry was a decorated Vietnam War hero while his candidate George W. Bush avoided the conflict through his father’s string pulling to get him into the “Champagne Unit” of the Texas National Guard. In seeking to negate a potential advantage for Kerry the Bush-Rove team did the natural thing under the circumstances, plunging into the mud and smearing Kerry.

05/25/04 :: By William Hare
Arianna’s Pursuit of a Progressive Agenda
Categories :: Books :: Huffington, Arianna

Arianna Huffington’s latest book, Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America, carries a timely ring that its author is backing up with meaningful follow through. While the Fanatics described by Huffington are the self-described “compassionate conservatives” of George W. Bush, whose activities demonstrate that the two C words do not fit while the F word definitely does, the second F word, that of Fools, is descriptive of recent enfeebled Democratic Party attempts at leadership.


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  • The Paranoia of the Thief
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