The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow is, I think, a terrific contribution to human knowledge and guide to pursuing more of the same — as well as a notable accomplishment for the Davids of the world, who have perhaps been falling a bit short lately. A few of the points it documents and persuades of are:
Cameroon for a World BEYOND War has been identified in the West region of Cameroon to take part in WILPF Cameroon’s nine-month project on empowering girl mothers and IDP women (women internally displaced by the conflicts in the Northwest and Southwest regions).
Alfred W. McCoy is the author of a tremendous new book called To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change.
In this week’s conversation Peadar King discusses with former army officer and peace activist Edward Horgan the role of over 38 peace activists who have been prosecuted by the Irish State for protesting at Shannon airport against Irish complicity in U.S. Middle East wars.
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Empires rise and empires fall. With the benefit of hindsight this is easy to see. It's far more difficult to identify the trends of history when you're living through it. This is the subject of To Govern the Globe, by Alfred McCoy. We're privileged to be joined by the author to discuss his new book.
Alfred McCoy is a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of several books including Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation and In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power. His newest book, To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change, was released on November 16th 2021.
Primarily focused on the Philippines, where his work has won a Philippine National Book Award, McCoy's academic interests include US foreign policy, colonial empires in Southeast Asia, and CIA covert operations. He has received the Wilbur Cross Medal from the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association and the Hilldale Award for Arts & Humanities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To Govern the Globe, focuses on the rise and fall of empires and world orders from the 1300s to the present, as well as offering predictions on what may happen next. To listen to him answer questions about this book and his other work, sign up here for a zoom webinar at 7 pm on Wednesday December 1st.
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