Alfred W. McCoy

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

Latest by Alfred W. McCoy in Chronicles

  • October 2, 2017

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

    16 ¾ min

    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.

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  • September 11, 2017

    The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion

    20 ¾ min

    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.

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  • August 24, 2017

    Exploring the Shadows of America’s Security State

    22 ¾ min

    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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