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Eddie Girdner: Twilight of the Middle Class: The Myth of Meritocracy

Twilight of the Middle Class: The Myth of Meritocracy By Eddie J. Girdner Christopher Hayes, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy. New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2012, 292 pages, $16.00. Looking at the comments which have been made about Twilight of the Elites, by Christopher Hayes, one is led to expect a penetrating and enlightening Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: Asian Saga

  South Asian Saga Eddie J. Girdner Dilip Hiro, Apocalyptic Realm: Jihadists In South Asia. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. 355 pages. Dilip Hiro has been writing books on South Asia and nearby areas for more than thirty-five years. I first read Inside India Today (1976) shortly after it was published. A Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: Erasing Enemies: America’s New Way of War

Erasing Enemies: America’s New Way of War Mark Mazzetti, The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth. New York: Penguin Press, 2013.           America has been at war for more than a decade. There is no end in sight to this new perpetual war. Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: America and the Empire of Oil

Over a Barrel: America and the Empire of Oil Eddie J. Girdner Steve Coll, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. New York: The Penguin Press, 2012. 685 pages. ExxonMobil became the largest private corporation in the United States after the merger of Exxon with Mobil in l998. It is also the most profitable company with Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: The Political Economy of Ibn Khaldun’s Philosophy of History

The Political Economy of Ibn Khaldun’s Philosophy of History in the Muqaddimah Eddie J. Girdner This is an abstract of some major ideas in Ibn Khaldun’s philosophy of history. It is from the volume: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. It was translated by Franz Rosenthal and edited and abridged by N.J. Dawood. Published by Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: America the Beautiful: The End of the American Empire

America the Beautiful: The End of the American Empire Eddie J. Girdner Johan Galtung. The Fall of the US Empire- And Then What? Successors, Regionalization or Globalization? US Fascism or US Blossoming? Kolofon Press, 2009. “The cause of the decline and fall of western imperialism is imperialism itself.”                                                                       Johan Galtung Johan Galtung has predicted Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: Turn Out the Lights, The Party’s Over: The Real Meaning of the War in Iraq

  Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over: The Real Meaning of the Iraq War Eddie J. Girdner It has now been ten years since the American tanks rolled across the Iraq border from Kuwait in 2003 to invade and occupy Iraq. My feeling that morning of March 20 in Ankara, Turkey, as I watch Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: From America With Love: Democratizing the World

  From America With Love: Democratizing the World By Eddie J. Girdner William Blum. America’s Deadliest Export, Democracy: The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else. London: Zed Books, 2013. 355 pages. This book follows the publication of earlier books by Blum, now near classics, in which he has brought to light long lists Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: Leader of the Free World: Change That Even I Could Believe In

  Leader of the Free World: Change That Even I Could Believe In Eddie J. Girdner I had a dream last night. I dreamed that Barack Obama went to Venezuela to Hugo Chavez’s funeral. The prestige of the US just zoomed around the world and people started saying: “Look, the US is doing something good Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: The 2012 US Presidential Elelction

  Here I Am, Baby: Some Thoughts on the 2012 US Presidential Election Eddie J. Girdner (Written November 12, 2012) The great American Presidential Election extravaganza has finally ended. After counting the ballots on November 6, the electoral map showed a big red United States. Except for Colorado and New Mexico, there were just some Read more…

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