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The Books

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
by Anand Gopal

Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich
Breach of Trust

How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
by Andrew J. Bacevich

Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse
Kill Anything That Moves

The Real American War in Vietnam
by Nick Turse

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren
We Meant Well

How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
by Peter Van Buren

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew BacevichWashington Rules
America's Path to Permanent War
by Andrew Bacevich


Dismantling The Empire: America's Last Best Hope by Chalmers JohnsonDismantling The Empire
America's Last Best Hope
by Chalmers Johnson


The Limits Of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich
The Limits Of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew Bacevich


Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World by Noam Chomsky
Imperial Ambitions

Conversations on the Post-9/11 World
by Noam Chomsky


Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Greg Grandin
Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism
by Greg Grandin

A Question Of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Alfred McCoy
A Question of Torture

CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
by Alfred McCoy

Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency by Michael Klare
Blood and Oil

The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency
by Michael T. Klare

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August 07, 2012

Comments

China is having a bumper harvest this year.
Your attribution of food problems to climate are not proven in what you write. The diversion of resources to biofuel was the work of climate catastrophe alarmists in part. The failure of local agriculture in places like India and Africa is due to farmers being driven out of business by subsidized US agribusiness. China is now self-sufficient in food as is Iran I believe.
The nations suffering the most have never pulled free of Western imperialism. India and Africa had no Mao - and we see the result.
Why are "progressives" in the US so enamored of Malthus? Why do you talk of peak oil but never peak population which is a certainty in by 2050 or 2100 by all indicators, a much more certain prediction than the highly uncertain climate catastrophe simulations.
Why have "progressives" abandoned the optimistic outlook in humanity once characteristic of the Left only to find it taken up by libertarians and genuine conservatives? But then again US progressives have never been genuine members of the Left, but more in the mold of the hawkish JFK and Barack Obama. The late Alex Cockburn was correct. There is no Left to speak of in the US.

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