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eBook Resistance Against Empire (Flashpoint Press) download ISBN: 1604860464
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: PM Press (June 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 300
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Category: Political
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Resistance Against Empire consists of a collection of insightful interviews, taken during the early 2000's, from a wide range of academics and experts. With this book, Mr. Jensen crosses the line from philosopher to full fledged dissident of Noam Chomsky caliber.

Resistance Against Empire consists of a collection of insightful interviews, taken during the early 2000's, from a wide range of academics and experts. Which is good, considering that Mr. Chomsky is well into his eighties as of this writing (March 2011) and will regrettably pass, sooner rather than later, and with him his whole legacy of clear-eyed criticism of US foreign policy will be lost.

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Jensen has compiled an ambitious compendium of truly important issues, and the book is an eye-opening and educational read.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Jensen has compiled an ambitious compendium of truly important issues, and the book is an eye-opening and educational read. they promote diverse paths toward a deep connection to place and nature - a connection that could lay the basis for significant social transformation.

A scathing indictment of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, this collection of interviews gathers incendiary insights from 10 of today’s most experienced and knowledgeable activists. Whether it’s Ramsey Clark describing the long history of military invasion, Alfred McCoy detailing the relationship between CIA activities and the increase in the global heroin trade, Stephen Schwartz reporting the obscene costs of nuclear armaments, or Katharine Albrecht tracing the horrors of the modern surveillance state, this investigation of global governance is sure to inform, engage, and incite readers.

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Villo
The latest from Derrick Jensen has arrived and its better than ever. Resistance Against Empire consists of a collection of insightful interviews, taken during the early 2000's, from a wide range of academics and experts. With this book, Mr. Jensen crosses the line from philosopher to full fledged dissident of Noam Chomsky caliber. Which is good, considering that Mr. Chomsky is well into his eighties as of this writing (March 2011) and will regrettably pass, sooner rather than later, and with him his whole legacy of clear-eyed criticism of US foreign policy will be lost. We will need a replacement. And my hopes are that Derrick Jensen will be it. I plan to keep my eye on him for the duration and in doing so since End Game Volumes 1 and 2, I have not been disappointed.

The best interview by far appears first in the book with economist J.W. Smith. The ideas central to the Jensen philosophy are clearly laid out. First, people who live in cities use more resources than they have and therefore depend on other people, usually people in the countryside, to provide resources which they lack. Then certain pressures demand that these resources be cheap and plentiful and so wars result, countries are colonized and people are enslaved. The whole gamut of the globalization heist revealed in one (relatively) short interview. The effect of this explanation is a life changing realization that we, "the civilized" are completely and wholly dependent on others for our basic necessities. Such treatment of plain and simple human predicament is refreshing, respectful to the reader's intelligence and not the same old party line that you get from other mainstream pundits that plug the neoliberal conservative view that would like to keep the status quo in place. We are dependent. One really must let that sink in and then take a walk around the city and observe how many would be munching pop tarts in front of the boob tube without our many cheap imports? Still, many of the civilized walk around as if we are entitled and others who provide resources to us owe us. Such demonstrations of doublethink, this interview points, are central to keeping the city dwellers in line with the status quo. Why would city dwellers not be able to dismantle our cities and live off the land? Many local lands provide various local specialities that are good to eat. It wouldn't serve those in power if people are self sufficient (i.e. during the incident when the British banned Indians from collecting sea salt so Indian people had to buy it from the British companies.)

The last interview in the book with Robert McChensey regarding the sorry state of the media within this country was conducted in 1999, over ten years ago! Corporate media remains as bad today as it was then, only worse many times over with less companies with control over television and print media with a blatant disregard to antitrust laws. The most interesting angle from this interview is the crisis of journalistic standards within the profession. Even public radio is funded mostly by corporate sponsors and it's journalists roam the streets of Baghdad with microphone, camera crew and tape recorder in hand to ask Baghdad shopkeepers what they think of their current situation. Never once do these journalists, even with Public Television, ever really breach the heart of the matter or ask a truly thoughtful question of these shopkeepers. Is it right that we invaded and still occupy a sovereign nation for the benefit of a few concentrated United States' business interests? Robert McChensey clearly says no! " Now, if, say, Iraq had invaded Yugoslavia, you would have been highly critical of Iraq. And if Iraq had responded, "Well, we've got our own military alliance, just like your NATO. It's called IRAQO, and the invasion is justified because IRAQO voted to do it,' our reporters and editors would have laughed and called it a fraud. Yet when Clinton did the same thing, it was perfectly reasonable." (page 262).

Other issues broached through the thoughtful interviews include but are not limited to: the United States' insane nuclear weapons policy and the secrecy that is required to maintain it is at odds with the fundamentals of democracy itself. The exponential growth of modern slavery due to globalization and neoliberal policies. The fact that what we think are developing countries are merely countries that have been colonized and their wealth extracted and transferred to the rich industrial nations and so, developing countries should owe no debt payments to the World Bank. We owe them! The writer Anuradha Mittal states, "... so-called aid has been given for, say, a large dam, who actually ends up with the money? It isn't a dictator but the German, French or American corporation that built the dam. Its the investors are the ones who get paid. And the people of the nation got a dam that they neither want nor need." (page 77-78)

Further evidence of the policy of take from the poor and give to the rich is described by J.W. Smith. "Free trade would be fine if it were truly free. But it's not. It's free trade so long as it all goes the way of the rulers of this country." (page 25).

The interview with Katherine Albrecht about the long arm of surveillance is especially chilling as it was conducted in between 2003 and 2004 and now it's 2011 and TSA has installed naked body scanners in every airport throughout the country and as homeland security launches "spy on your neighbor" campaigns on jumbotron a near you it really becomes apparent where the country lies within the civil liberties spectrum.

The short of it is, this book is not to be missed for both Jensen fans and people new to his work. The interviews follow a consistent order that tells the sad tale of a country and culture totally off kilter with democratic ideals. Once you peer behind the curtain, you'll be less moved to listen and take orders from the jabbering talking head on the teevee! Think for yourself. Read this book.
Garr
I am a fan of Derrick Jensen, but was disappointed to find many of these interviews were recorded around 2000, even though the book was published in 2010. Lots of good info, but a bit dated.