Ward Churchill and the Mad Dogs of the Right
Cockburn, Alexander, The Nation
When it comes to left and right, meaning the contrapuntal voices of sanity and dementia, we're meant to keep two sets of books.
Start with sanity, in the form of Ward Churchill, a prof at the University of Colorado. Churchill is known as a fiery historian and writer, often on Indian topics. Back in 2001, after 9/11, Churchill wrote an essay called "Some People Push Back," making the simple point, in a later summary, that "if U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned."
That piece was developed into a book, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens. About those killed in the 9/11 attacks, Churchill wrote recently, "It is not disputed that the Pentagon was a military target, or that a CIA office was situated in the World Trade Center. Following the logic by which U.S. Defense Department spokespersons have consistently sought to justify …
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Publication information: Article title: Ward Churchill and the Mad Dogs of the Right. Contributors: Cockburn, Alexander - Author. Magazine title: The Nation. Volume: 280. Issue: 7 Publication date: February 21, 2005. Page number: 9. © 1999 The Nation Company L.P. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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