New Research on State Crimes Against Democracy

New Research on State Crimes Against Democracy By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that […]

Analysis of the Breakdown Must Go Deeper than Capitalism

Many, if not most liberal commentators are sharply critical of capitalism these days, for obvious reasons. But one must be a bit nuanced in this critique. It is very easy, but very simplistic, to point to capitalism per se as the single or even primary cause of the downfall of America we are beginning to live through.

The Accomplices to Murder

Since those who support Israel’s attack on Gaza cannot appeal to international law, they have to rely on arguments from analogy. We demonstrated two weeks ago the deeply dubious and shallow nature of those analogies. But we can create our own analogy to add to the international law arguments we made last week condemning both what Israel is doing and how they are doing it.