Edward Herman and David Peterson have written a very short book that’s not nearly short enough. It should never have seen the light of day. It brings shame to its two American authors, its publisher Monthly Review, and all those who have provided enthusiastic jacket blurbs, many of them prominent in progressive circles – Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Norman Solomon, David Barsamian. If this is what Anglo-American Marxism, or socialism, or anti-imperialism has degenerated into, we can hang our heads in shame for the future of the left.
In case anybody’s interested, Edward Herman’s and my response to Caplan’s "review" can be read here: "Genocide Denial and Genocide Facilitation: Gerald Caplan and The Politics of Genocide" (ZCom, July 4, 2010).