Undermining Empire: Quotes from Chibber’s review “The Good Empire” on Niall Ferguson’s book Colossus, which suggests that America should take lessons in empire-building from the British. Examines puppet governments that start thinking they’re a real boy: Saddam Hussein, Israel, and the military coup in Honduras. Reads a message from Tom Louden, who led an international delegation to Honduras, about the possibility that the children of activists are being tortured. Examines Marxism’s centralization of power and its lack of resiliency to totalitarian coups.
- Axiom of Choice, “Evanescent”
- Brett Dennen, “Ain’t No Reason,” with powerful Clair Carre video
- DeVotchka, “Along the Way,” low-budget concert video
- Interview with Vivek Chibber