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Edward Herman: Fake News on Official Enemies

The New York Times, 1917–2017

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Edward Herman: Responsibility for War Deaths—U.S. Political Leaders or War Protesters?

It has long been a  practice of members of the war party, including people like New York Congressman Peter King, to assail critics of ongoing wars for allegedly doing injury to our fighting men by their hostile, unpatriotic and even traitorous actions and statements. The targets of the anti-war protesters may be the killing or Read more…

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Edward Herman: Reply to George Monbiot on “Genocide Belittling”

Isn’t George Monbiot “belittling” genocide when he puts the death of 8,000 soldiers at Srebrenica in the same class as the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust death camps?  ("Left and libertarian right cohabit in the weird world of the genocide belittlers," The Guardian, June 14.) Monbiot makes his case for disallowing discussion on Read more…

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Edward Herman: Gilbert Achcar’s Defense of Humanitarian Intervention

  Gilbert Achcar defends the recently "UN-authorized" imperialist intervention in Libya on the ground that general principles may require exceptions in concrete cases. "Every general rule admits of exceptions. This includes the general rule that UN-authorized military interventions by imperialist powers are purely reactionary ones, and can never achieve a humanitarian or positive purpose."[1]  This Read more…

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Edward Herman: FROM INGSOC AND NEWSPEAK TO AMCAP, AMERIGOOD, AND MARKETSPEAK

  FROM INGSOC AND NEWSPEAK TO AMCAP, AMERIGOOD, AND MARKETSPEAK   Edward S. Herman       Although 1984 was a Cold War document that dramatized the threat of the Soviet enemy, and has always been used mainly to serve Cold War political ends, it also contained the germs of a powerful critique of U.S. Read more…

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Edward Herman: Diana Johnstone on the Balkan Wars

  Monthly Review February, 2003 Book Review: Diana Johnstone on the Balkan Wars Edward S. Herman Diana Johnstone's Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions (Monthly Review Press, 2002) is essential reading for anybody who wants to understand the causes, effects, and rights-and-wrongs of the Balkan wars of the past dozen years. The book should Read more…

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Edward Herman: Michael Mandel on “How America Gets Away with Murder”

Z Magazine July/August, 2004 Book Review: Michael Mandel on How America Gets Away with Murder Edward S. Herman Michael Mandel’s How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage, and Crimes Against Humanity (Pluto: June 2004) is my favorite book of  2003-June 2004 (for the record, numbers two and three are Chomsky’s Hegemony or Read more…

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Edward Herman: Peter Brock’s Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting

Z Magazine January, 2006 Book Review: Peter Brock's Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting— Journalism and Tragedy in Yugoslavia (Los Angeles: gmbooks.com, 2005) Edward S. Herman   This important and valuable book complements perfectly the superb volumes on Yugoslavia by Diana Johnstone  (Fools’ Crusade) and Michael Mandel (How America Gets Away With Murder). Johnstone provides essential history Read more…

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Edward Herman: John Laughland’s Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic

Z Magazine April, 2007 Book Review: Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the Corruption of International Justice By John Laughland Edward S. Herman     John Laughland’s superb new book, Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the Corruption of International Justice (London/Ann Arbor: Pluto Press, 2007), is the fourth important critical study of  Read more…

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Edward Herman: “Safari Journalism”

Z Magazine April, 2008 Book Review: "Safari Journalism": John R. Schindler’s Unholy Terror Versus the Sarajevo Safari’s Mythical Multi-Ethnic Project Edward S. Herman   The human capacity for compartmentalization of  thought and suppression of  inconvenient facts always continues to break new ground in service to evolving political demands.  After 9/11, the long U.S. effort to build Read more…

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