Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice has crossed the threshold into esteemed celebrity – a welcomed speaker at this year’s College of William and Mary commencement – despite her record as the liar who sold the illegal war in Iraq and choreographed torture at CIA “black sites,” writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
Berto Jongman: Flawed Terrorism Research Driving Flawed Counterterrorism Programs? PBI: Or Just Plain Dishonesty?
More than thirteen years after the U.S. intelligence community named the prevention of terrorism its number one goal, it seems to have little understanding of what drives terrorism, or how to counter it. And, if the recently increasing criticism is correct, the government’s investment in academic terrorism research isn’t helping. It may be because the government is continuing to fund research supporting discredited theories of terrorist radicalization, rather than objective empirical analyses.
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In the process of gathering this information two beliefs that most Americans hold in common became clear:
1) If a child can read, write and compute at a reasonably proficient level, he will be able to do just about anything he wishes, enabling him to control his destiny to the extent that God allows (remain free);
2) Providing such basic educational proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive proposition.
Since most Americans believe the second premise—that providing basic educational proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive proposition—it becomes obvious that it is only a radical agenda, the purpose of which is to change values and attitudes (brainwash), that is the costly agenda. [Emphasis added.]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 THE SOWING OF THE SEEDS: 1 late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
2 THE TURNING OF THE TIDES: 7 early twentieth century
3 THE TROUBLING THIRTIES 17
4 THE FOMENTATION 27 of the forties and fifties
5 THE SICK SIXTIES: 55 psychology and skills
6 THE SERIOUS SEVENTIES 93 7 THE “EFFECTIVE” EIGHTIES 159
8 THE NOXIOUS NINETIES 265
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