In the fall of 2001 the U.S. suffered two assaults--the attacks of 9/11 and the anthrax mailings--that supplied the pretext for a new “war on terror.”
Unfortunately, the U.S. government’s accounts of both events are fictional.
A presentation on THE FICTIONAL BASIS OF THE WAR ON TERROR by GRAEME MACQUEEN
Graeme MacQueen received his Ph.D. from Harvard and was founding director of the Center For Peace Studies at McMaster University. He has directed peace building projects in several war zones, including Afghanistan.
Born in Nova Scotia, Graeme MacQueen received his Ph.D. in comparative religion from Harvard University and taught in the Religious Studies department of McMaster University for 30 years. In 1989 he became founding Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster, after which he helped develop the B.A. programme in Peace Studies and co-directed (with $2 million in government, UN and NGO funding) peace-building projects in Sri Lanka, Gaza, Croatia and Afghanistan. He has also contributed to the development of the Women’s Peace Brigade in north India (active now in several states) and was involved for some years in the Third Option, a peace initiative for Afghanistan. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as four books. He took early retirement from McMaster University to devote his energy to peace and justice work.
May 22, 2010, 7PM at the RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
10 Garden Street