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.
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 ..
May 1, 2013
Re "Brothers in crime," Opinion, April 28 As a historian, I must take exception to Megan Marshall's ahistorical piece comparing Jonathan Jackson with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. When Jackson stepped into the Marin County courthouse that day in 1972, he was attempting to redress what he and hundreds of thousands of other Americans saw as a criminal justice system that was little more than an instrument of white hegemony. While the young Jackson's actions may have been strategically flawed, suicidal or just plain wrongheaded, the fact remains that any thinking American on that day knew precisely what Jackson was protesting and why. Clearly this is not the case with the Tsarnaev brothers.
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.
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.
January 19, 1991
The nation is in a state of agony; we are being dragged into war in the name of upholding a principle. Our President argues that a sacrifice must be made now to prevent Iraqi hegemony. He may be right, but what bothers me is that no one seems to ask the question as to why the U.S. could not have nipped things in the bud. Invasions are planned weeks if not months ahead. Where were our intelligence services when the Iraqis were massing troops--30,000 of them--across the Kuwaiti border?