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‘Americans speaking out about “Israelification” of the USA’

The expression “Israeli-Occupied Territories” normally refers to Palestine. But more and more Americans are speaking out about the “Israelification” of the USA – and wondering whether their country, too, is occupied… full article: Spin-off article:


They Hate Our Meaning: Explaining the West’s Suicidal Embrace of Islamophobia

“Why don’t we hang ourselves?”  “With what?”  –Waiting for Godot  “The demonstrators filling the streets in Cairo, Tunis, Tripoli, Algiers, Manama, Sana and Tehran give every indication of dreaming dreams not entirely dissimilar from our own. Rather than rejecting modernity, as radical Islamists such as Osama bin Laden have urged, these protesters want a bigger slice of what modernity has to offer. Though not guaranteeing harmonious coexistence, this convergence of aspirations does suggest that a cosmic clash of civilizations is avoidable.”  – Andrew Bacevich Bacevich, a conservative turned critic of American imperial folly, offers instructive insight into the limits of…