Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
In the 12 days since the terrorist attacks of 11 September,
approximately 13,000 Americans have died from cigarettes. We have
yet to declare a War on Tobacco.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Report, 8 July 1994:
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Our Picks for Links of the Week: 23 September 2001
Who's Who in the Terror War: Country-by-country analysis of the Middle
East and Southwest Asia (David Plotz, Slate.com).
Secret Memo Reveals US Plan to Overthrow Taliban Regime: The United States
is pressing its European allies to agree to topple the Taliban regime in Afghanistan
(Ian Traynor and Gary Younge, The Guardian).
September 11, 2001 — Why?: The issues underlying what is going on represent
the crisis in our world-system and the battle about its successor (Immanuel Wallerstein).
The Middle East: How the Peace Was Lost: The Israeli government under Ehud Barak
missed a chance for an historic peace in early 2001 (Alain Gresh, Le Monde-Diplomatique).
Welcome to the Death Zone: The U.S. can't win a ground war in Afghanistan,
says an officer who trained the mujaheddin (Tom Carew, Salon.com).
USA is Playing into bin Laden's Hands: Ironically, the Bush administration
is set to give Osama bin Laden exactly what he wants. (Thomas Greene, The Register).
Three Things We Learned: The working class and public institutions
are the bedrock of American society (Jeff Faux, The American Prospect).
A Sense of Proportion: Escalation must be avoided at all cost (Jonathan Schell,
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