Bulletin 659




Subject:  What follows the decline of an empire?



19 August 2015
Grenoble, France


Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


Below are four items of information which may be of interest.



Francis Feeley

Professor of American Studies

University of Grenoble-3

Director of Research

University of Paris-Nanterre

Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements





Noam Chomsky: The United States, Not Iran, Poses Greatest Threat to World Peace





All eyes on Putin

At a time of icy relations with the U.S., Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a rare -- and surprising -- interview to 60 Minutes






ISIS, The New Israel

In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri discuss how US foreign policy and class struggle

created the conditions for the rise of ISIS, and compare ISIS's colonialist strategies to those of the Israeli independence movement in Palestine




Links to Recent Articles of Interest


"Debacle, Inc.: How Henry Kissinger Helped Create Our 'Proliferated' World"

By Greg Grandin, TomDispatch.com, posted September 27

The author teaches history at New York University; his book Kissinger's Shadow was published this summer.


"The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech is Coming from Dianne Feinstein and Her Military-Contractor Husband"

By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, posted September 25

On proposed rules limiting criticism of Israel at the University of California


"War Is a Force That Gives Us Idiocy"

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy blog, posted September 25

On the glamorization of World War Two


"After the Iran Agreement, Will the Nuclear Powers Also Play by the Rules?"

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted September 20

The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albany.


"Journalism's Vietnam Syndrome: Thoughts upon Brian Williams's Return to Work"

By Jerry Lembcke, CounterPunch.org, posted September 17


"Grandmaster of the Great Game: Obama's Geopolitical Strategy for Containing China"

By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted September 15

The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


"Despite 14 Years of the US War on Terror, Terror Attacks Have Skyrocketed since 9/11"

By Paul Gottinger, Reader Supported News, posted September 11


"What Dick Cheney Has Learned from History"

By Peter Beinart, Reader Supported News (from The Atlantic), posted September 10


"Barack Obama, Whatever His Faults, Shouldn't Be Criticized for Showing Empathy toward Iran"

By Walter G. Moss, History News Network, posted September 6

The author is a professor of history emeritus at Eastern Michigan University.


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