Posts Tagged Greg Grandin

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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Stingrays, Surveillance and Empire

On Thursday the Department of Justice issued a new policy requiring that “stingray” surveillance devices, portable fake cell phone towers that pinpoint the locations of all cell phones in the vicinity with cell phone signals, cannot be used by federal law enforcement officers without a warrant. The FBI will need to get a warrant to […]

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