A Tribute to Eqbal Ahmad
Captain Ahab & U.S. Empire
The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew,...
In a historic speech at a historic event, Roy spoke before tens of thousands of activists at the 2003 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to its 30...
Cracks in the Empire
When the British occupied Iraq after World War I, they were not greeted with celebrations. A revolt began almost immediately. It was brutally suppressed. Shaken by the uprising, Lord Curzon,...
Imperialism in the Age of Obama
The election of Barack Obama was greeted in many circles with a combination of relief and euphoria. It was of course historic. But does Obama represent genuine change from the...
The Arrogance of Empire
The ancient Greeks wrote often about hubris, arrogance, as a fatal flaw. It brought down the mightiest of kings and kingdoms. Today, U.S. armadas rule the seas and its jets...
The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
Empires come and go. The United States with ruinous wars, a bloated Pentagon budget and an economy that spews red ink may have a short imperial shelf life. Recall the...
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