Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Terror of Fine Whiskey

Flying into Sydney airport for a transfer onto another flight to New Zealand recently, I discovered to my horror that the paranoid fantasies of the counter-terrorism imagination had claimed my fine single malt duty free whiskey as their latest victim. … Continue reading

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The Remembrance of War

Lest We Remember: Ode to a Dawn Ceremony   RICHARD JACKSON   I War is young men lying in the mud with their intestines spilled on the ground crying for their mothers; War is an unwilling conscript buried alive under … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Jacob Bercovitch (1946-2011)

Professor Jacob Bercovitch of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, passed away recently. He was an outstanding scholar who has left a tremendous legacy in the wider field of peace and conflict studies. Through his teaching and research, he influenced … Continue reading

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Prevent: The Wrong Paradigm for the Wrong Problem

Asked by the Muslim Council of Britain’s Research and Documentation Committee and the editor of ReDoc’s Soundings website to write a short response to the government’s Prevent review which was published recently, I wrote the following: The Failed Paradigm of … Continue reading

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Campus Extremists

When I hear the oft-repeated argument that there are violent extremists operating on British campuses, I know it’s true. I have heard countless students and professors alike advocating the use of extreme violence to enforce their way of life on … Continue reading

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The Costs of Militarism

A recent article by Joshua Holland for Enduring America provides a salutary analysis of the financial costs of recent military spending and war. It notes that since 9/11, the US has spent $7.6 trillion on the military and homeland security. … Continue reading

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