Eric Walberg. Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic (Submitted by the author)
A Review of the book,
Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Sharia Law from the Deserts
of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World
by Sadakat Kadri
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
There are 50 Muslim-majority states in the world; 11 of them, including Egypt,... » read this article
Scott Noble (Film Documentary); Ron Jacobs (Review) , Open Film (video). Counterpunch (review)
Editor's Note: We are pleased to republish Scott Noble's 3 Part Film Documentary, "The Power Principle," on Axis of Logic. Part I, "American Empire. The Feature Film" is presented below. The Power Principle, Part II: "Propaganda," has also been published on Axis of Logic and we plan to follow this with The Power Principle, Part III:... » read this article
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III (Anthology). Onan Musoy (Essay) , Allbook Books. Axis of Logic.
A hearty congratulations to Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Axis of Logic columnist and resident poet, for the publication of his exciting new anthology, The (Un)Occupy Movement. This anthology is a topical, historical, forward-thinking, and holistic look at some of the problems Mother Earth and humanity are facing and how... » read this article
A reader, HS, has written to us complaining that the review of Anonymous, the film by director Roland Emmerich and screenwriter John Orloff, was an “emotional rant” that did nothing more than “parrot the shop-worn clichés of the multibillion dollar Shakespeare establishment.” [See letter below.]
In regard to the last... » read this article
As a self-confessed Shakespeare snob, I have long ago given up hope for the sanity of those who would question his authorship of the plays and poetry attributed to him. The protagonist of this film, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, is an inane 'alternative' as the writer... » read this article
The Longest War - The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda. Peter L. Bergen. Free Press, New York, 2011.
Writing history is a matter of placing points in time as bookends or markers for significant events that have occurred around the world. Generally this is done by the winners of... » read this article
Paul Richard Harris, Axis of Logic editor , Axis of Logic exclusive
“The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say."
- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade
I’ve been watching the drama unfolding in the United States over who’s going to be running for elections... » read this article
Refusing to be Enemies - Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation. Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta. Ithaca Press
(Garnet Publishing, Reading, UK), 2011.
Israel has always indicated that there is no partner for peace in its relationships with the Palestinian people. Refusing to be Enemies refutes that idea solidly through... » read this article
Postmodern Imperialism- Geopolitics and the Great Games. Eric Walberg. Clarity Press, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 2011.
The many stages of imperialism are often brought into debate about whether the current U.S. foreign policy, or any U.S. foreign policy, is an imperial project. Eric Walberg’s clear and concise presentation of the... » read this article
Paul Richard Harris, Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic exclusive
is a ‘demotivational’ poster floating around the Internet that carries the
message: “It could be that the only real purpose of your life is to serve as a
warning to others.”
the author of How Plato and Pythagoras
Can Save Your Life, the Ancient Greek Prescription for... » read this article
"I told the crew in the beginning: We have to think of this as a science fiction film that's shot today. I want the audience to experience a kind of afterworld, in a sense."
So says Michael Madsen - the Danish conceptual artist, not the American tough-guy actor - about... » read this article
From Axis of Logic
We are pleased to announce the publication of The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counter Attack, by James Petras, well-known for his exhaustive research, his critical analyses of international relations and penetrating insight into the empire's unrelenting quest for world dominance through deception and militarism. His new book is timely as we... » read this article
Editor's Comment: Thanks to Jim Miles for a superb review of what appears to be an excellent book which as Jim says, "... covers a wide range of topics effectively" and "all major countries, as necessitated by their many global interactions, are essential parts of the story." Jim notes the author's treatment... » read this article
Hidden Histories - Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean. Basem L. Ra’ad. Pluto Press, New York London, 2010.
The clear majority of the modern works that examine the Palestine/Israel conflict do so with a strong emphasis on the ‘nakba’ of 1948, with subsequent arguments based on covering events that led up... » read this article
Editor's Note: We appreciate the ongoing debate between author Dave Stratman and Axis of Logic Reader, Remy Waller in the Reader Comment section of Stratman's critique of the film documentary, "Inside Job". They continue their earlier exchange with this discussion on corporate bailouts and tax breaks. Waller leads with an... » read this article
Club de Periodistas de México. Les Blough. Axis of Logic , CLARITY PRESS, INC. AXIS OF LOGIC.
"Fearless" describes Jim Petras well among the many other terms that can be rightly spoken of him and his life work. Through the decades Petras has worked directly with indigenous workers as an organizer, advised left wing presidents like President Papandreou (Greece 1981-85), President Salvador Allende of Chile (1970-73) and in... » read this article
Empire for Liberty. Richard H. Immerman. Princeton University Press, 2010.
History takes on an interesting life when written as well as Richard Immerman’s new book “Empire for Liberty,” with the lengthy subtitle “A History of American Imperialism From Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz.” Immerman’s work ranges, as indicated, from the... » read this article
Hermann Hesse. Pictor's Metamorphoses and other fantasies. , Pictor's Metamorphoses and other Fantasies
One of the wonderful short stories written by Hermann Hesse entitled, The Man of the Forests tells of a people who lived all their lives in darkness, under the canopy of the forest. "The forest was their homeland, refuge, cradle, nest and grave and life outside its boundries was unthinkable."... » read this article
Published by Random House, New York. 2009/10
I first encountered Reza Aslan on the Jon Stewart Show and was somewhat perturbed by his interview - unfortunately I have not been able to retrieve that reference on the internet, but it did intrigue me and led me to purchasing his book... » read this article