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Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon is the author of "American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes" (2016) and previously, "Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States" (2014). She teaches in the philosophy department at the University of San Francisco. She is a member of the War Times/Tiempo de Guerras collective. You can contact her through the Mainstreaming Torture website.

Articles by this author

 

Is Higher Education a Pyramid Scheme?

How college is like the airplane game.

Rebecca Gordon ·


A Climate View From California: Teetering on the Existential Edge

It's impossible to overstate the urgency of the moment.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Social Security Versus National Security: Whose Entitlement Really Makes Us Safer?

Unlike actual citizens, U.S. arms manufacturers seem entitled to ever-increasing government subsidies—welfare for weapons, if you like.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Rethinking Employment in the Biden-Harris Era

One of the lies capitalism tells us is that we should be grateful for our jobs and should think of those who make a profit from our labor not as exploiters but as "job creators."

Rebecca Gordon ·


The Looming Fires

Climate change, the bomb, or the flame of hope?

Rebecca Gordon ·


The Rubble of Empire: A Fine Time To Begin Thinking About What Might Be Built in Its Place

Doctrines of disaster and dreams of security as the Biden years begin.

Rebecca Gordon ·


It's Almost Twenty Years Since 9/11: Can We Finally Stop Marching to Disaster?

After two decades, can wefinally ask whether trying to prop up a dying empire actually makes us—or indeed the world—any safer.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Our Work Is Just Beginning

"It's only afterwards, once we’ve won, that the real difficulties begin. In short, there is still much to do."

Rebecca Gordon ·

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