Reply to Stephen Zunes
Edward S. Herman and David Peterson
Stephen Zunes does make a credible case that he has directed the bulk of his work to the critical analysis of U.S. and U.S. client-state abuses and that it is unfair to accuse him of focusing only on governments that are U.S. targets. We had done this in passing when we quoted an independent blogger who named Zunes as a member of a "clique" (our word) that takes an interest in the "democratic" potential of countries only when the "U.S. wants to bring down a government by military force, attempting to refocus any First World opposition away from opposing imperialism and toward 'bringing down dictators by nonviolent means'." As the inclusion of Zunes' name in the original version of our text was wholly tangential to the larger case that we made there as well as in ZNetwork is funded solely through the generosity of its readers.
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