Irish President Cites Vijay Prashad in Public Address


Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland (in Ireland, the president is a largely ceremonial figure, without much power)—a former sociologist and political scientist and a member of Ireland’s Labour Party—cited Vijay Prashad and his opus The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South at the Irish Launch of the European Year of […]

22 January 2015

Assata Shakur on the Political and Moral Bankruptcy of Liberalism


“As far as I’m concerned, ‘liberal’ is the most meaningless word in the dictionary.” -Assata Shakur In chapter eight of her autobiography, revolutionary Assata Shakur characterizes liberalism as a politically and morally bankrupt ideology. I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every […]

3 October 2014

How the US controls NATO, scholar Vijay Prashad explains


In a 2011 interview, in the midst of the NATO bombing of Libya, Susan Modaress and award-winning historian Vijay Prashad discussed Libya, NATO, the UN, and 21st-century imperialism. At 7:08, Vijay Prashad answered the intriguing question, “What is NATO?” The renowned historian explained NATO is essentially controlled by the US. What is NATO? That’s the big […]

6 March 2014