The Iraq Crisis List has publicized a new book entitled, Cultural Cleansing in Iraq Why Museums Were Looted, Libraries Burned and Academics Murdered.
According to Iraq Crisis,
Convention sees accidents of war and poor planning in a campaign to liberate Iraqis. The authors argue instead that the invasion aimed to dismantle the Iraqi state to remake it as a client regime.
Phi Beta Iota: We are about to review two more serious books, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, and Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution.
Culture matters–culture is the human side of technology and the definitive means by which humanity evolves toward increased non-zero or “win-win” options for all. Having avoided nuclear destruction, and being in the midst of the end of the Rule by Secrecy era of financial fraud by the few against the many, we believe the Earth is about to “flip” along several fronts, including the redirection of capitalism toward both localized commerce and toward empowering the five billion poor, and the rejection of all forms of “world government” that strive to impose top-down fraud and idiocy in lieu of bottom-up common sense and consensus. See our review of Tom Atlee’s forthcoming Reflections on Evolutionary Activism, to which we in Phi Beta Iota strive to be the decision-support component. We are certain that Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), now morphed in Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2) is the enabler for Evolutionary Activism and for leverging our Collective Intelligence to create a prosperous world at peace.