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Techno-narcissism and the American Leviathan

by Richard Drayton Sat Dec 31st, 2005 at 03:39:24 AM EST

from the front page

On Jerome's suggestion, I am posting this article of mine -- published in the Guardian on December 28, 2005 -- as a diary (the title of the article was changed by the Guardian's subeditors in the published version)

published text at http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1674403,00.html

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Shock, awe and Hobbes have backfired on America's neocons
Iraq has shown the hubris of a geostrategy that welds the philosophy of the Leviathan to military and technological power

Richard Drayton
Wednesday December 28, 2005


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Africa and the West

by Richard Drayton Sat Aug 20th, 2005 at 05:50:44 AM EST

promoted by Jerome, for obvious reasons... a few small edits made on the front page

On Jerome's example, I offer here as a diary my article in THE GUARDIAN of August 20, 2005

The wealth of the west was built on Africa's exploitation
Britain has never faced up to the dark side of its imperial history
Richard Drayton
Saturday August 20, 2005

full article below

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