August 3, 1993 |
Baghdad marked the third anniversary of its invasion of Kuwait with fiery rhetoric declaring the oil-rich emirate part of Iraq. "Kuwait . . . has never been but part of Iraq," said the ruling Baath party newspaper Al Thawra. "Such a fact cannot be obliterated by armed aggression, unilateral resolutions from states or organizations imposed by force and through the American hegemony over the area and the world."
May 30, 1995 |
The Turkish hydraulic engineer swept his hand toward the Middle East's storied Fertile Crescent and then to the brown waters flowing sluggishly toward it, the first fruit of Turkey's grand project to harness the headwaters of the mighty Tigris-Euphrates river basin. "Just think," Lutfi Solakoglu proudly told the latest group of dignitaries to visit the site since the sluice gates opened April 11, sending a stream of water down an irrigation canal to the fields beyond.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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
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.
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 ..
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2012 |
Ricardo Legorreta, the architect who introduced Mexican modernism to a global audience and who brought his crisp, brightly colored aesthetic to downtown Los Angeles with a controversial 1993 redesign of Pershing Square, has died. He was 80. Legorreta died Dec. 30 in Mexico City of liver cancer, according to Adriana Ciklik, a principal in the Mexico City-based firm Legorreta and Legorreta, which the architect had run in recent years with his son Victor. Although Legorreta's work featured the clean lines and spare forms of modern design, it also incorporated elements of Mexican vernacular architecture including thick protective walls, spacious courtyards and bold color.