Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day 2011

I would attend Memorial Day services if… I would attend Memorial Day services if the churches were not festooned with military flags and the emblems of war and conquest. It would be more appropriate to have flags of peace and … Continue reading

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The Threat of Terrorism

10 Things More Likely to Kill You Than Terrorism The US government has spent over two trillion dollars fighting terrorism since 2001, and the UK, EU and many other countries have spent tens of billions more. On this evidence, you … Continue reading

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Libya, NATO and ‘Humanitarian Intervention’

RIP R2P – A Parable for our Times In a small town, the town council gathered one day to discuss a series of violent crimes in which a number of innocent women and children had been killed. After much discussion, … Continue reading

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Extremism in UK Universities

Extremism in UK Universities Rick Goldsmith, Financial Reporter, Factual Press, 15 May 2011, 19:55GMT To what extent are British universities breeding grounds for serious financial mismanagement and fraud on the scale that lead to the current financial crisis? Can our … Continue reading

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Interview: The ‘war on terror’ after bin Laden

Tom Mills of the New Left Project recently interviewed me about terrorism, the ‘war on terror’, critical terrorism studies and the challenges of being a critical scholar. This is what I told him… The ‘War on Terror’ after bin Laden … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Killing of a Terrorist

The death of Osama bin Laden, a man who fought his enemies with extreme violence that frequently resulted in the deaths of innocent people, is without doubt a benefit to the world. That there is one less influential individual who … Continue reading

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The Death of Osama bin Laden: It’s a pity…

The fact that Osama bin Laden, a man who fought his enemies with violence that frequently killed the innocent, is now dead is from many perspectives a positive development. That the world now has one less influential leader who is … Continue reading

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