Aug 18, 2010
None of America's problems are likely to be tackled in a serious or successful way as long as we continue to spend our wealth on armies, weapons, wars, global garrisons, and bribes for petty dictators.
May 15, 2009
Author, scholar and Truthdig contributor Chalmers Johnson passed away Nov. 20. In his honor, we are reposting this 2009 book review, which, like much of Johnson's work, remains relevant to this day.
Sep 29, 2008
There has been much moaning, air-sucking and outrage about the U.S. government's $700-billion bailout deal, but in fact we dole out similar amounts of money every year in the form of payoffs to the armed services, the military-industrial complex, and powerful senators and representatives allied with the Pentagon.
Jul 28, 2008
Since 1961, there has been too little serious study of, or discussion of, the origins of the military-industrial complex, how it has changed over time, how governmental secrecy has hidden it from oversight by members of Congress or attentive citizens, and how it degrades our constitutional structure of checks and balances.
May 16, 2008
Sheldon Wolin's new book offers a controversial but ultimately convincing diagnosis of how America's democracy has succumbed to an unacknowledged totalitarian temptation.
Jan 25, 2008
A powerful new book by a young South Korean-born economist at Cambridge University provides a compelling critique of the contradictions and hypocrisies of globalization and neoliberalism. The perfect antidote to the nostrums of Thomas Friedman.
Oct 26, 2007
The best-selling author of "The Sorrows of Empire" takes a look at David Halberstam's critical history of the Korean War.