Monday, May 25, 2009

Open Source with Christopher Lydon: Angles on Empire with Catherine Lutz and James Der Derian

Angles on Empire: Book Week at Brown
Open Source with Christopher Lydon

We’re taking two fresh measures here of the United States as military colossus — in two new books from the Watson Institute this spring. Two common points here: you won’t forget these perspectives once you’ve taken in the view; and you won’t see them anytime soon on page one of the New York Times. One is about our military real estate: 900-plus US military bases around the world — many of them toxic, more and more of them under local protest. The other is about the cultural process of war: the technology, media, narrative story line, TV and digital graphics of military power into the 21st Century. The anthropologist Catherine Lutz edited The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle Against U.S. Military Posts. Political theorist James Der Derian wrote Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial Media-Entertainment Network.

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Unknown said...

Yo Thivai! Did you get my e-mail?

Michael Benton said...

I did my friend.

I can help you out and I will hook you up with D.

I'm enjoying the holiday--more tomorrow!