Wednesday, January 31, 2007

9/11 And American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, A Review

9/11 And American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, A Review: "9/11 AND AMERICAN EMPIRE: Intellectuals Speak Out, Reviewed, By Carolyn Baker

'Surely there can be no higher duty for academics and other intellectuals at this time than to expose the big lie of 9/11, thereby undermining the primary pretext for the global domination project.'

Morgan Reynolds, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Texas A& M University (P. 115 of 9/11 And American Empire)

Professors David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott have edited a masterpiece of critical thinking and scholarly analysis in this collection of articles by intellectuals who have broken silence on the atrocities of September 11, 2001. I have revered Peter Dale Scott for many years, having used his books and articles in my college history classes. This wise elder, professor emeritus of English, is one of few in academia who have addressed the United States government's half-century role in drug trafficking and money laundering, and he has offered us the concept of deep politics, which 'posits that in every culture and society there are facts which tend to be suppressed collectively, because of the social and psychological costs of not doing so. Like all other observers, I too have involuntarily suppressed facts and even memories about the drug traffic that were too provocative to be retained with equanimity.' Scott's co-editing of this volume is particularly significant because if ever the issue of deep politics were germane, it is in relation to 9/11"

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