William Blum, 85, Vietnam-era dissident, author, and relentless critic of US bombing campaigns, suffered a serious fall in his apartment more than 2 weeks ago, and his family is seeking contributions to help him pay for care and medical bills. Please go to his website.
Since the end of World War 2, the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of them democratically-elected. And other sharp observations from a great wit of the left, William Blum.
The Henry Jackson Society has been exposed for its efforts to smear Noam Chomsky. What is salient about the professional Chomsky hounders though is how little error they uncover. It is because they are not engaged in criticism, in the inspection of whether his arguments hold up against the evidence. They are simply practitioners of vilification.
In The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremism, author C J Werleman argues that an atheism that does battle only with imaginary spirits and ghosts to the neglect of pressing international issues of war and peace cheapens the legacy of the old free thinkers.