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Alfred W. McCoy


Alfred W. McCoy is the Harrington professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • World War III With China: How It Might Actually Be Fought

    By Alfred W. McCoy | October 02, 2017
    For the past 50 years, American leaders have been supremely confident that they could suffer military setbacks in places like Cuba or Vietnam without having their system of global hegemony, backed by the world’s wealthiest economy and finest military, affected.
  • The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion

    By Alfred W. McCoy | September 11, 2017
    Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. It offered the country its first images of space-age death rays, atomic explosions, and inter-planetary travel.
  • Exploring the Shadows of America’s Security State

    By Alfred W. McCoy | August 24, 2017
    In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Washington pursued its elusive enemies across the landscapes of Asia and Africa, thanks in part to a massive expansion of its intelligence infrastructure, particularly of the emerging technologies for digital surveillance, agile drones, and biometric identification.

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