Thomas S. Harrington

Thomas S. Harrington

Thomas S. Harrington is professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and the author of Public Intellectuals and Nation Building in the Iberian Peninsula, 1900–1925: The Alchemy of Identity (Bucknell University Press, 2014).

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Sunday, March 01, 2015
Another US “Success Story”: The Creation and Abandonment of Kosovo
Kosovo is falling apart at the seams, with it thousands of its citizens seeking desperately to escape life there by any means possible. Haven’t heard about that one? Perhaps that’s because the US is almost wholly responsible for creating an independent Kosovo, and from there, the brutal and corrupt...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Full Spectrum Dominance: US Policy From Iraq to Ukraine
Last Saturday, Angela Merkel went to Kiev to pledge increased financial and political support for the coup-installed regime's war against separatist forces in the eastern and largely Russian-speaking part of Ukraine. Seldom in recent history—and that is saying a lot—have we witnessed a more...
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Sunday, March 02, 2014
The Composition of Kerry’s Negotiating Team in Israel-Palestine
A few weeks back, the Guardian ran an article profiling the team that John Kerry has assembled to carry out his plan for bringing peace to Israel-Palestine.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hypocrisy in Sochi: On Slamming Russian Repression, But Rarely Our Own
Oh, what fun it is to mock Putin and his attempts to present a civilized and modern face to the world.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Israel Has Been “Singled Out” in the US for a Very Long Time
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Friday, January 04, 2013
How Liberals Shirk Responsibility for Atrocious Policies
When a person votes for George W. Bush or another Republican, it is generally presumed that he or she is expressing support for the candidate’s policy prescriptions. This is why those who do not share the same views rightly hold those voters and the person they helped to elect responsible for the measures enacted during his or her term in office.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012
If a Million People March for Catalan Independence in Barcelona, Do They Make Noise?
On September 11th, over a million people took to the streets in a European city that has, in recent years, become one of the more popular tourist destinations in the world. And as anyone who has was there to witness the run-up to the event in recent weeks and months knows, this was no routine exercise in blowing off steam.
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Saturday, September 22, 2012
Recognizing the Importance of Goldwater, or Learning to Analyze and Practice Progressive Politics in their Historical Dimension
If you get a chance, you should take a look at the debate between Glen Ford and Michael Eric Dyson that aired as part of the September 7th edition of Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now (video below). The extended interchange is valuable for many reasons. The most immediately evident of these is that it “breaks the silence”, as Amy likes to say, on the enormous disdain that many liberals and progressives feel for Obama and his policies.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Aggressive Cluelessness: Then and Now
At the middle of the 16th century, Spain was the unquestioned superpower of the world, presiding over an empire more geographically expansive (comprised of the Philippines, much of today’s Latin America, most of today’s of Holland, Belgium, Austria and Germany as well as considerable portions of Italy and France) than any previous nation in history.
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Tuesday, June 05, 2012
No, It Has Not 'Always Been This Way'
One of the more common responses I get when I try to point out the alarming decline of basic civic values and practices in the US is one version or another of the following: "What are you getting so excited about? It is a dog eat dog world today, just as it has been for the entire trajectory of the human race. The powerful have always sought to fully exploit their ability to toy with the lives of “lesser beings”.
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