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The Prison Industrial Complex Comes to Resemble the Military Industrial Complex Even More

While no doubt there is distinctive explanatory power to each concept, one must conclude that the prison-industrial complex is the term we give to the apparatuses of control when state violence is turned inward towards a racial minority rather than the external ideology at which the military industrial complex takes aim. They are the mirror […]

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Greg Grandin: Kissinger’s Shadow, The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesmen

The historian Greg Grandin’s just published Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesmen is a fascinating work of scholarship for its broad overview of the development of Kissingerist diplomacy, and its subtle criticism of the relation between history and the Elite. Grandin contests the prevalent opinion that Kissinger’s realpolitik was an amoral […]

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