Week 14: September 11th and the Future
Dec 14 Lecture 22 – September 11th and the return of American Unilateralism
Dec 16 Lecture 23 – Where do we go from here?
Merrill, Paterson, 14. Sept. 11 and aftermath
Andrew J. Bacevich, American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy, 116-244
The Road to War with Iraq:
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001
THE IRAQ WAR - PART II: Was there even a decision?
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART III: Shaping the Debate -U.S. and British Documents Show Transatlantic Propaganda Cooperation
FINAL EXAM ARTICLES:
Bruce Cumings, "Is America an Imperial Power?" Current History, November 2003
Max Boot, "Neither New nor Nefarious: The Liberal Empire Strikes Back," Current History, Vol. 102, no. 667 (November 2003)
Niall Ferguson, "Hegemony or Empire?" Foreign Affairs, (September/October 2003)
The Iraq War Logs The Guardian's useful page summarizing the Wiki-leaks Iraq documents
The Bush Doctrine - Chronology by PBS television series Frontline
Military Maps - invaluable resource on the current state of US military bases around the world
Michael H. Hunt, "In the Wake of September 11: The Clash of What?" in History and September 11th, edited by Joanne Meyerowitz (Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2003): 8-22.
Rob Kroes, "European Anti-Americanism: What's New?," Journal of American History, 93 (Sept. 2006)
FILMS - you can watch all of these for free at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/
Control Room provides a balanced view of Al-Jazeera’s presentation of the second Iraq war to their worldwide Arab audience, and in so doing calls into question many of the prevailing images and positions offered up by the U.S. news media
Why We Fight - a 2005 documentary film about the military-industrial complex
Taxi to the Dark Side - a documentary about the death by torture of an Afghani taxi driver at a US military base - a disturbing story of the migration of torture techniques from Abu Grahib to Afghanistan, Guantanamo and other sites in the so-called "war on terror."