Category Archives: Volume 19, No. 1

“THE DISSIDENTS”: Cuban State Security Agents Reveal the True Story

Rosa Miriam Elizalde and Luis Báez Hernández, “THE DISSIDENTS”: Cuban State Security Agents Reveal the True Story. Havana: Editora Política [edit63@enet.cu], 2003. This is an important and persuasive book. It should be brought to the attention of all those who … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons

The Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons, by Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel, and Helen Toribio. San Francisco: T’ Boli Publishing & Distribution [tiboli@comcast.net], 2004. The Spanish-American War of 1898 lasted six months and … Continue reading

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Palestine, Palestinians and International Law

Francis A Boyle, Palestine, Palestinians and International Law. Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2003. The advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Israeli Wall, published in July, could almost stand alone as a review of Professor Francis Boyle’ … Continue reading

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Civil Rights In Peril: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims

Elaine C. Hagopian, ed., Civil Rights In Peril: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims. Chicago & London: Haymarket Books & Pluto Press, 2004. With contributions from a distinguished group of scholars and activists, Civil Rights In Peril lays out the … Continue reading

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Full Spectrum Disorder: The Military in the New American Century

Stan Goff, Full Spectrum Disorder: The Military in the New American Century. Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, 2004 Whenever I hear the term entropy I think of George Carlin delivering one of his many hilarious comedy routines. Entropy, the process … Continue reading

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No Surrender: Writings from an Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner

The Real Dragons David Gilbert, No Surrender: Writings from an Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner. Montreal: Abraham Guillen Press, 2004. In the 1960s and 1970s, some of the movement’ s most powerful voices and most revered leaders spent time in prison. Some, … Continue reading

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Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies

Going Too Far? Jeremy Varon, Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004. The Weather Underground, it would seem, is … Continue reading

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The Politics of Critical Theory: Language/Discourse/Society

George Snedeker, The Politics of Critical Theory: Language/Discourse/Society. Foreword by Michael E. Brown.  NY & Oxford:  University Press of America, 2004. Perhaps at this moment or ‘in the current conjuncture,’ as we once had the habit of saying when academic … Continue reading

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The Consumer Trap: Big Business Marketing in American Life

Michael Dawson, The Consumer Trap: Big Business Marketing in American Life. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2003. This book provides a sociological analysis of corporate marketing, ‘the larger managerial discipline of which advertising is but a part.’ More money is … Continue reading

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Deracination: Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative

Walter A. Davis,  Deracination: Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2001. This is a book bristling with ideas and theories including theories of artistic cognition, of tragedy, of historiography, of modern Western history, of the Western psyche … Continue reading

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