Eddie Girdner: Sweet Home Mississippi (Part 1)

Chapter One: Descent into Hell Ted Grover peered through the windshield of his aging Volvo down the long straight road ahead. He had been driving the old car since six thirty in the morning and his eyes were growing somewhat weary as he neared the approach to the California desert. It was a long way Read more…

Eddie Girdner: USA and the New Middle East

The US illegally invaded and occupied Iraq on false pretenses in an imperial venture which was a disaster for the Iraqi people but reaped enormous profits for US corporations. More than 4000 US soldiers were killed and at least half a million Iraqis. The occupation unleashed a civil war in the country bringing further chaos Read more…

Eddie Girdner: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Book Review Essay: Published in Third Concept, No. 294,  August 2011   Marching to Zion: The Israel Lobby By Eddie J. Girdner  Izmir University   John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.                 The Arab Awakening has raised new Read more…

Eddie Girdner: The Endless War: America, Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism

The Endless War : America, Afghanistan, and the War on Terrorism By Eddie J. Girdner Izmir University (Book Review Essay: Published in Mainstream, September 10, 2011) Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. New York: Viking, 2008. Maps, Glossary of Terms, Notes, Read more…

Eddie Girdner: Perilous Passage

Book Review Essay   Shattering the Myth of the European Miracle by Eddie J. Girdner Izmir University     Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005. Bibliography, Index, 395 pages.               This recent and important book is an alternative history of Read more…

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