April 6, 2013 |
HONG KONG - When Mabel Cheung, one of this city's leading directors, shot her historical-political drama "The Soong Sisters" in China in the mid-1990s, the nature of the exchange for the co-production was simple: Beijing provided inexpensive manpower, and professionals from the British colony's highly developed movie industry provided the expertise. Hong Kong cinema, after all, had been enjoying a golden age for close to two decades - celebrated directors such as John Woo and Wong Kar-wai had helped the city's filmmakers garner a global fan base.
June 17, 1985 |
Five Kentucky-bred runners took on the Irish invader, Hegemony, in Sunday's $107,900 Inglewood Handicap at Hollywood Park. The Bluegrass-bred crowd proved too much for the import from the Emerald Isle, as Al Mamoon and the quartet from Kentucky defeated the favored Hegemony, who finished last in the six-horse field. Hegemony's disappointing finish ended the brown colt's three-race winning streak.
May 9, 1985
Jockey Chris McCarron suffered a mild neck sprain as the result of a fall at Hollywood Park Wednesday. McCarron was thrown clear when his mount, Glowing, stumbled when pressed for racing room shortly after the start of the seventh race. McCarron was taken to Centinela Hospital Medical Center for precautionary X-rays. There, Dr. James Tibone, an associate of Hollywood Park medical director Dr.
September 23, 2006 |
Noam Chomsky's 2003 book, "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance," shot to No. 1 on the Amazon.com bestseller list Friday, two days after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez held it up during a vitriolic speech to the United Nations. At the start of his talk Wednesday, Chavez recommended that anyone wishing to understand "what has been happening in the world through the 20th century" should read Chomsky's book.
October 6, 2002 |
Conventional wisdom holds that Sept. 11 "changed everything," particularly with regard to foreign policy. But long before the Al Qaeda attacks, the key foreign policy debate centered on the issue of U.S. hegemony, our geopolitical dominance by virtue of overwhelming military and economic capabilities. Since Sept. 11, hegemony has become an even more crucial issue. By removing the only counterweight to U.S.
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February 27, 1987
In regard to Star Wars: What Reagan and the right say: That Star Wars is a defensive shield that will make nuclear weapons obsolete. What they believe: That they can force the Soviets into an expensive arms race that will bankrupt their economy and consequently make them accept U.S. hegemony. What it is: Welfare (pork barrel) for the military-industrial complex that got Reagan elected in the first place! TED McCRAY Los Angeles
May 1, 2006
Re "Radical Islam -- globalization for losers," Opinion, April 27 Jonah Goldberg writes that "in the war on terrorism, America is on the side of freedom and diversity." Nonsense. Open markets and cheap labor have been the goals of American foreign policy for decades, and local cultures and economies have been thoroughly and repeatedly trampled by corporate invasions. American leadership has simply ignored human rights concerns until they coincided with the geopolitical aims of the Bush administration.
September 22, 2006 |
The United Nations address by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has had an unexpected impact -- on the bestseller lists of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. At the start of his talk Wednesday, during which Chavez referred to President Bush as "the devil," Chavez held up a book by Noam Chomsky, "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance," and recommended it to everyone in the General Assembly, as well as to the American people. "The people of the United States should read this ..
September 28, 2006 |
One week after his work was cited by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, demand for Noam Chomsky's "Hegemony or Survival" remains strong. Chavez, who called President Bush "the devil" while addressing the United Nations Sept. 20, held up a copy of Chomsky's book, which is subtitled "America's Quest for Global Dominance," and advised, "very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it." The book, first published in 2003, soon topped the bestseller list of Amazon.
December 29, 1990 |
Iraqi opposition groups said Friday that they had joined forces to topple President Saddam Hussein and save Iraq from war. "The various factions of the Iraqi opposition unanimously agreed on several basic principles and a unified political program for joint action . . . to completely eradicate the nightmare of dictatorship, hegemony and terrorism," said a statement read at a news conference in Beirut.