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Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • "Like total war, total capitalism demands the subordination of everything to a single goal – national competitiveness, as defined by trans-national corporate elites. The result is a dramatic erosion of democracy, social cohesion and honesty in public life. The three essays collected here, which have been hailed as 'modern classics', summarise a decade of critical analysis of these dynamics."
  • "I am not aware of a single major American newspaper, radio station or TV channel whose coverage of the assault on Gaza questions this version of events. Criticism of Israel’s actions, if any (and there has been none from the Bush administration), has focused instead on whether the IDF’s carnage is proportional to the threat it sought to counter, and whether it is taking adequate measures to prevent civilian casualties."
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  1. modernityblog permalink
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 3:51 pm

    Siegman’s weak arguments were pulled apart by Bob from Brockley

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