DVC Political Science 250-International Relations

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Part One Lecture Outlines: Introduction and Historical Context of International Relations

(June 14) Lecture / Discussion Page - Introduction: What is International Relations?

Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 14, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] Introduction: What is International Relations (I.R.)?
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: Where Have All the Big International Relations Theories Gone? - Drezner
  • 5. Video Presentation: Ukraine on Fire
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Responses for Video Presentation
  • Introduction: What is International Relations (I.R.)? [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Big Questions in the Study of World Politics - Keohane
  • The Question of African Agency in International Relations - Chipaike
  • The Evolution of American National Security Policy - Jordan
  • (June 14) Lecture / Discussion Page - The Historical Context of Contemporary International Relations

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 14, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] Historical Context of International Relations
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: America's IR Schools Are Broken - Walt
  • 5. Video Presentation: Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Responses for Video Presentation
  • The Historical Context of International Relations [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Man, the State, and War (12 min blog) - Waltz
  • One World, Many Theories - Walt
  • Why Are We In Afghanistan? - Documentary
  • Part Two Lecture Outlines: 9 Theoretical Perspectives of International Relations

    (June 16) Lecture / Discussion Page - System Level Theory #1: Realism

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 16, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] System Level Theory: Realism
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: The New Thirty Years War - Klare
  • 5. Video Presentation: Blood and Oil - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Realism [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • The Sources of Soviet Conduct - X
  • The Thucydidies Trap - The Belfer Center
  • The Six Principles of Political Realism - Morgenthau
  • A Theory of Hegemonic War - Gilpin
  • The World Wants You to Think Like a Realist - Walt
  • Chapter 17: Better to be Feared Than Loved - The Municipal Machiavelli
  • Niccolo Machiavelli - BBC Documentary
  • (June 16) Lecture / Discussion Page - System Level Theory #2: Liberalism

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 16, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] System Level Theory: Liberalism
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: US Shouldn't Be Invited to Summit for Democracy, Let Alone Be Its Host - Rubenstein
  • 5. Video Presentation: The Power of the Poor - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Liberalism [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Introducing Liberalism in International Relations Theory - Meiser
  • Liberalism in International Relations - Badie, Schlosser, and Molino
  • Think Again: Soft Power - Nye
  • Twenty Years of Institutional Liberalism - Keohane
  • The Globalization of Informal Violence, Theories of World Politics, and the "Liberalism of Fear" - Keohane
  • (June 21) Lecture / Discussion Page - System Level Theory #3: Class System Theory

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 21, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] System Level Theory: Class System Theory
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: There's No Business Like the Arms Business - Hartung
  • 5. Video Presentation: Iraq for Sale - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Class System Theory [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Marxist Economic Theory Easily Explained w/Richard Wolff - The Jimmy Dore Show
  • Profits of War: Corporate Beneficiaries of the Post-9/11 Pentagon Spending Surge - Hartung
  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism - Gasper
  • Stealing Oil from Iraq
  • Are the Motives of War Profiteers Driving Us to the Brink of a New Cold War? - Pitt
  • Exposed: The Carlyle Group - Netherlands TV
  • (June 21) Lecture / Discussion Page - System Level Theory #4: Postmodernism / Feminism

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 21, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] System Level Theory: Postmodernism / Feminism
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: Feminist Approaches to International Relations in the Post-Cold War Period - Zalewski
  • 5. Video Presentation: I Am the Revolution - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Postmodernism / Feminism [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Anarchy is What States Make of It - Wendt
  • Gender in International Relations: Feminist Perspectives on Achieving Global Security - J. Ann Tickner
  • Women Must Be Central to Negotiating the US-Korea Peace Process - Ahn
  • Feminist Debate Rising Fundamentalism In Iraq / Afghanistan - Democracy Now
  • Why Women Need to be Part of the Peace Process - De Langis
  • (June 23) Lecture / Discussion Page - State Level Theories # 5 and 6: Political Culture and Decision Making Process Theories

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 23, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3a. [Lecture Presentation] State Level Theories: Political Culture Theory
  • 3b. [Lecture Presentation] State Level Theories: Decision-Making Process Theory
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: The Clash of Civilizations - Huntington
  • 5. Video Presentation: The Power of Nightmares - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Political Culture Theory [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Decision-Making Process Theory [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Atlantic Council Hawks Enraged as Think Tank Publishes Slightly Less Anti-Russian Article - Macleod
  • What Donald Rumsfeld Knew We Didn't Know About Iraq - Walcott
  • Why Democratic Peace? - Russett
  • It's Still Not the End of History - Stanley and Lee
  • Jihad vs. McWorld - Barber
  • The Essence of Decision - Allison
  • Islam: What the West Needs to Know - Documentary
  • (June 28) Lecture / Discussion Page - Individual Level Theories # 7 and 8: Human Nature and Cognitive Theories

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 28, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] Individual Level Theories: Human Nature and Cognitive Theory
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: Quitting the Hominid Fight Club: The Evidence is Flimsy for Innate Chimpanzee - Let Alone Human - Warfare -Horgan
  • 5. Video Presentation: Douglas Fry: Is War Part Of Human Nature? - Interview with Ricardo Lopes
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Human Nature Theory [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Cognitive Theory [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • The Problem Isn't Human Nature - Johnstone
  • Justice and the Justification of War in Ancient Greece: Four Authors - Husby
  • War in the Hobbesian State: Sovereignty's Justification and Limit - Bond
  • Why War: Einstein and Freud's Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature - Popova
  • The Psychology of War - Taylor
  • Is It Natural for Humans to Make War? - Connor
  • The US Military and the Myth That Humanity Is Predisposed to Violence - Santelli
  • Have We Been Denying Our Human Nature for Four Hundred Years? - Parramore
  • (June 30) Lecture / Discussion Page - Individual Level Theory #9: Peace Studies Theory and the Research Paper Writing Seminar

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the June 30, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3a. [Lecture Presentation] Individual Level Theory: Peace Studies Theory
  • 3b. [Lecture Presentation] Writing the APA Research Paper
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: "Pruning-Hooks Made Out of Swords:" The Case for a US Department of Peace - Dangl
  • 5a. Video Presentation: Voices in Wartime - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Peace Studies Theory [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • 3 Reasons Why Supporting Peace is More Important Than Ever - Dumasy
  • How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: An Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry - Short
  • Why War Is Not Inevitable - Swanson
  • Peace Studies: An Alternative Perspective on International Security - Whitehead
  • Ghandi's Way to Peace - Kumar
  • Taking Stock of the Anti-War Movement - Stein
  • Owl Purdue APA Writer's Page
  • Part Three Lecture Outlines: Issues and Problems in International Relations

    (July 5) Lecture / Discussion Page - United States Foreign Policy

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the July 5, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] United States Foreign Policy
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: The Council on Foreign Relations, the Biden Team, and Key Policy Outcomes - Shoup
  • 5. Video Presentation: In Whose Interest?
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • U.S. Foreign Policy [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • CrossTalk, QUARANTINE EDITION: Is China a threat? - RT
  • Biden's Protection of Murderous Saudi Despots Shows the Hidden Reality of U.S. Foreign Policy - Greenwald
  • The U.S. Foreign Policy Elite Still Wants the Middle East for Its Oil and Its Strategic Location - Hunt
  • A World Without Power - Ferguson
  • The Neoconservative Convergence - Krauthammer
  • U.S. Middle East Policy: Democratic Illusions - Selfa
  • Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy - Chomsky
  • (July 7) Lecture / Discussion Page - International Political Economy and Globalization - The North

    Readings - Conventional Perspectives
  • 1. Instructions for the July 7, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] International Political Economy and Globalization - The North
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: Globalization: Positive or Negative?
  • 5. Video Presentation: Globalization at the Crossroads - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Globalization and the North [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • The Blessings and Challenges of Globalization - Griswold
  • Think Again: Globalization - Naim
  • World Trade Organization
  • Globalization 101
  • Globalization with a Human Face - Bhagwati
  • The CATO Institute - Trade and Globalization
  • Why Globalization Works - Wolf
  • Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
  • (July 7) Lecture / Discussion Page - International Political Economy and Globalization - The South

    Readings - Critical Perspectives
  • 1. Instructions for the July 7, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] International Political Economy and Globalization - The South
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: Localisation: A Strategic Solution to Globalised Authoritarianism - Norberg-Hodge
  • 5. Video Presentation: The End of Poverty?
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Globalization and the South [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • The Pandemic Has Accelerated the Global Economic "Slowbalization" - An Interview with John Feffer
  • CrossTalk, QUARANTINE EDITION: Peak Globalism? - RT
  • Pitfalls of Economic Globalization - Tremblay
  • Extreme Poverty Cut in Half? Only in the Minds of the Capitalists - Buchheit
  • Three Richest Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half of US Combined: Report - Johnson
  • It's Not Only Necessary to Develop an Alternative to Globalization; It's Entirely Possible - Bello
  • Measuring Global Inequality - Yates
  • You'll Only Understand Trump and Brexit If You Understand the Failure of Globalization - Washington's Blog
  • Globalization and Terror - Norberg-Hodge
  • Building a Democratic Economy: Local Tools in the Struggle Against Neoliberalism - Gilbert
  • Globalization on the Rocks - The New Internationalist
  • Globalization for Whom? - Rodrik
  • (July 12) Lecture / Discussion Page - Security Theory and Peak Oil

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the July 12, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] Security Theory and Peak Oil
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: Peak Oil Forum - World Watch
  • 5. Oil, Smoke, and Mirrors - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Security Theory and Peak Oil [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • The Most Colossal Planning Failure in Human History - Heinberg
  • Peak Oil, 20 Years Later: Failed Prediction or Useful Insight? - Bardi
  • Will There Be Resource Wars in a Renewable Future? - Klare
  • Peak Oil and Climate Collapse: Can Society Make the Transition in Time? - Global Research News Hour
  • A Tough-Oil World - Klare
  • (July 14) Lecture / Discussion Page - Religion and Nationalism

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the July 14, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] Religion and Nationalism
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: The Forever Wars - Hafiz
  • 5. Video Presentation: The Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • Religion and Nationalism [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • What is the Doctrine of Discovery? (in 7 minutes)
  • The Downside of Institutionalized Religion - Davidson
  • Why Religion Still Matters - Carroll
  • Religion: A Source of Solidarity or Division? - Alberts
  • What Went Wrong? - Lewis
  • God's Country? - Mead
  • Jihad vs. McWorld - Barber
  • (July 19) Lecture / Discussion Page - International Relations and the Global Environment

    Readings
  • 1. Instructions for the July 19, 2022 Class
  • 2. Text Reading
  • 3. [Lecture Presentation] International Relations and the Global Environment
  • 4. Journal Article Reading: The Socio-Ecological Crises of Capitalism
  • 5. Video Presentation: Planet of the Humans - Documentary
  • 6. Discussion Board Question and Peer Response for Video Presentation
  • International Relations and the Global Environment [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • On Contact: Planet of the Humans with Jeff Gibbs
  • The Climate Crisis is Capitalism - Urie
  • The Tragedy of the Commons - Hardin
  • The Tragedy of the Commons: How Elinor Ostrom Solved One of Life's Greatest Dilemmas - Wilson
  • Natural Capitalism - Hawken
  • Origins and Delusions of Green Growth - Dale
  • Green Capitalism: The God That Failed - Smith
  • Capitalist and Socialist Responses to the Ecological Crisis - Wallis
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    Canvas Journal Responses - Due: Subject to Change. Check Canvas Assignments Page for Final Due Date

    For each of these lectures, please respond to the question shown from each lecture from the "Study and Discussion Questions" section. Responses should be at least one page in length (approximately 350 words, double-spaced). Most importantly, these journal responses should not just SUMMARIZE the question, but ANALYZE and EVALUATE them!

  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Introduction to I.R.): Question 7 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Historical Context for I.R.): Question 3 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Realism): Question 9 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Liberalism): Question 5 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Class System Theory): Question 6 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Postmodernism / Feminism): Question 2 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Political Culture and Decision-Making Theory): Question 4 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Human Nature / Cognitive Theory): Question 6 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Peace Studies Theory): Question 8 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (US Foreign Policy): Question 1 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Globalization North): Question 2 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Globalization South): Question 4 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Security Theory / Peak Oil): Question 3 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Religion / Nationalism): Question 3 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • Lecture / Discussion Page (Global Environment): Question 4 - Due: Posted on Canvas
  • A New Cold War? Russia, America, and the Crisis in Ukraine - POLSC 250 Summer 2022 Research Project - Due: July 13, 2022

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    Books / Articles / Reports / Documents / Websites on the Crisis in Ukraine (Mainstream / US and Western Governments)
  • Ukraine's Red Lines: How Far Are Russia and NATO Willing To Go? - France 24
  • What Can the West Do If Russia Attacks Ukraine? - DW News (Germany)
  • What's Triggered Tension Between Ukraine and Russia? - Al Jazeera
  • Exclusive: Full Interview With Russian President Vladimir Putin - NBC News
  • Ukraine-Russia Tensions: Is War Imminent? - WION Wideangle
  • Building a Lasting Settlement for Ukraine - Doctorow
  • Why Putin's War Against the West Is Just Beginning - Heilbrunn
  • How Putin's War in Ukraine May Backfire - Benard
  • Why Progressives Should Help Defend Ukraine - Starr
  • NATO Outlines 'Deterrence' Plan As Tensions With Russia Soar- Cook
  • Ukraine War: 'This Time It's Different' - Dreher
  • U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine: A Silver Bullet? - Charap and Boston
  • U.S. Intel Suggests Russia is Preparing a 'False-Flag' Operation as Pretext for Ukraine Invasion - Gregorian
  • Russia Is Playing With Fire in the Balkans - Stradner
  • Diplomacy - and Strategic Ambiguity - Can Avert a Crisis in Ukraine - Stent
  • Don't Sell Out Ukraine - Kuleba
  • Putin's Demand for Security Guarantees: Not New and Not to Be Taken Literally, But Not to Be Ignored - Baklitskiy
  • Articles on Ukraine - The New York Times
  • Articles on Ukraine - The Washington Post
  • Articles on Ukraine - Los Angeles Times
  • Articles on Ukraine - The Guardian (Britain)
  • Articles on Ukraine - The National Interest
  • Articles on Ukraine - Foreign Policy Magazine
  • Articles on Ukraine - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Articles on Ukraine - POLITICO
  • Articles on Ukraine - The Economist
  • Articles on Ukraine - Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Articles on Ukraine - The American Conservative
  • Articles on Ukraine - Foreign Policy in Focus
  • Books / Articles / Reports / Documents / Websites on the Crisis in Ukraine (Critical / Radical)
  • Ukraine Crawling with CIA & Co - Johnstone
  • A Lemming Leading the Lemmings: Slavoj Zizek and the Terminal Collapse of the Anti-War Left - Cook
  • The Economic and Geostrategic Significance of the Black Sea Region and the Imperialist Proxy War Against Russia in Ukraine - Weiss
  • The Trend Toward a Multipolar World is Defined by Class Struggle - Haiphong
  • The Unbearable Reactions of Zelensky - Denece
  • Solidarity with the Ukrainian Resistance! - Smith
  • Moral Crusade or Class Interest? Does the US Working Class Have a Material Interest in Ukraine? - Moser
  • The Ukraine War: A Colloquy - Chomsky, Kukharskyy, Fedyk, Goradnichenko, Sologoub
  • Five Reasons Why Washington Can't Break Its War Addiction - Astore
  • The New Gold Rush: How Pentagon Contractors Are Cashing in on the Ukraine Crisis - Hartung and Gledhill
  • The Role of Capitalism in the War in Ukraine - Wolff
  • Ukrainian Leftist Criticizes Western War Drive with Russia: US Is Using Ukraine As 'Cannon Fodder' - Dubovyk
  • Arms Industry Sees Ukraine Conflict as an Opportunity, Not a Crisis - Ng
  • Putin, Lenin, Imperialism and the (Real) History of Ukraine - A Must-Read Spot-On Assessment for Class System Theorists from Gary Leupp
  • America's Real Adversaries are its European and Other Allies - A Must-Read Spot-On Assessment from Michael Hudson
  • Professor John Mearsheimer: The Situation in Russia and Ukraine - King's Politics
  • Former Top Pentagon Advisor Col. Doug Macgregor on Russia-Ukraine War - Grayzone
  • From Ukraine to Yemen, US Arms Industry Reaps the Spoils of War - Push Back with Aaron Mate
  • US and UK Escalate Russia War Fever, but NATO Splits Over Ukraine Emerge - Push Back with Aaron Mate
  • US War Lobby Fuels Conflict in Russia, Ukraine, and Syria: Ex-Pentagon Advisor - Push Back with Aaron Mate
  • Why is Ukraine the West's Fault? Featuring John Mearsheimer - University of Chicago
  • Why Is Biden Pushing Putin on Ukraine? - Larry Wilkerson
  • Post-Soviet Russia, Made in the U.S.A. - The Empire Files
  • [Book] Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (Chapter 1) - Sakwa
  • [Book] Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (Chapter 9) - Sakwa
  • [Book] War with Russia? - Cohen
  • 15 Bad Ukraine Narratives - Street
  • Terrell Starr and Black Support of Imperialism - Kimberly
  • America's Putin Psychosis - Ritter
  • The United States of Hypocrisy: Revisiting the Monroe Doctrine - Goodman
  • Let's Not Have a War - Taibbi
  • NATO as Religion - de Zayas
  • Tangled Tale of NATO Expansion at the Heart of Ukraine Crisis - Lauria
  • Peeking Past the Pall Put Over Arms Talks With Russia - McGovern
  • Russia Reacts to NATO...and History - Davidson
  • The Case for Neutrality to Defuse Crisis With Russia - Ritter
  • Stripping Away the Bulls**t: U.S. and Russian Threats Over Ukraine - What They're About and Who's the Aggressor - Knight
  • Is a New War Against Russia in Ukraine Unfolding Before Our Eyes? - McMurtry
  • Protecting the Nazis: The Extraordinary Vote of Ukraine and the USA - Craig Murray
  • The United States Can Solve the Ukraine Crisis - Goodman
  • What War With Russia Would Look Like - Ritter
  • How Do We Stop the Neocons From Starting Another Disaster in Ukraine? - Carden
  • Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists - Blumenthal
  • The 2014 Neoliberal Neo-Nazi Coup in Ukraine. The World is at a Dangerous Crossroads - Chossudovsky
  • Six Things the Media Won't Tell You About Ukraine - Snider
  • US and NATO Ramp Up anti-Russia War Drive - Peters
  • The Ukraine: The USA Is Responsible for the Escalation, and Must Stop It Before Provoking a World War - Konstantakopoulos
  • Ukraine and the Pathology of the Liberal Worldview - Baraka
  • Articles on Ukraine - The National Security Archive
  • Articles on Ukraine - Common Dreams
  • Articles on Ukraine - Counterpunch
  • Articles on Ukraine - Truthout
  • Articles on Ukraine - Consortium News
  • Articles on Ukraine - Mint Press News
  • Articles on Ukraine - Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
  • Articles on Ukraine - Global Research
  • America's War for Global Domination - Chossudovsky
  • Recent Articles, Documentaries, and Websites of Interest for IR Students:

    State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11 - National Priorities Project / Institute for Policy Studies

    A Message From the Future II: "Years of Repair"

    A People's Guide to the War Industry - Sorensen

    A People's Guide to the War Industry - 2: Profits & Deception - Sorensen

    A People's Guide to the War Industry - 3: Bribery & Propaganda - Sorensen

    A People's Guide to the War Industry - 4: The New BOSS - Sorensen

    A People's Guide to the War Industry - 5: Portfolio of Conflicts - Sorensen

    The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War - Whitlock

    War Is A Racket - Major General Smedley Butler

    Four Horsemen - Documentary (Great Stuff! Check This Out!)

    Empire Files: Peter Joseph & Abby Martin on Abolishing Capitalism

    Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism - The Real News Network

    A Century of War - RT Documentary

    The Collapse of the American Empire? - The Agenda with Steve Paikin

    Tipping Point: The End of Oil - Documentary

    The Propaganda Multiplier:How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics - Swiss Propaganda Research

    Global Wealth Inequality: What You Never Knew You Never Knew - therules.org

    The Crisis of Civilization - Documentary

    The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene - Ahmed

    America's Strategic Response to 9/11 - National Security Archive

    Empire Under Obama: Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target - Marshall

    Sleeping With The Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11 - Washington's Blog

    The Collapse of Globalism - Saul

    Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds - National Intelligence Council

    Shock and Awe - National Defense University

    Vision for 2020 - U.S. Space Command

    Rebuilding America's Defenses - Project for a New American Century

    The Stealth Crusade - Yeoman

    Oil, Power and Empire - Everest

    Iraq's New Constitution - Hassan

    Behind the War on Iraq - Research Unit for Political Economy

    Let Your Life Be A Friction That Stops The Machine - Class War Films

    Military Cancer - Class War Films

    Imperial Decay - Class War Films

    Smash the Control Machine - Otep Rocks!

    Rise Rebel Resist - Otep Rocks!

    The World is Coming to an End - Prince Ea

    The Final Word from My Two Favorite Comedians of All Time on "The Big Question"