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Dennis Loo, Ph.D.

Dennis Loo is Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is a Harvard honors graduate in Government and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Globalization and the Demolition of Society and Co-Editor/Author of Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney.

Web Site: http://dennisloo.com

Donald Trump and the Historic American Social Compact

March 20, 2016
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s surprising rise and popularity and the equally surprising durability of Bernie Sanders, an openly “socialist” candidate for a major party nomination, are both opposite responses to the collapsing historic American social compact. It is also an indication that the forces that the GOP has so happily been courting for so long –...

How Do You Stop Terrorism?

December 10, 2015

US policies created ISIS; not on purpose, but as an inadvertent result of US policies. How do you stop terrorism? You stop using terror to put a stop to terror, because all you are doing is creating more by doing so.

Is the Administration Pressuring US Intel to Downplay ISIS’s Strength?

September 21, 2015
Islamic State Flag

In what has to be a completely unprecedented turn of events, Congressional Republicans are complaining that intelligence assessments of Islamic State's strength are being downplayed by the Obama Administration.

John Yoo Meets Torture and at Long Last Recognizes It?

January 22, 2015

John Yoo, principal author of the Office of Legal Counsel’s “Torture Memos” that gave the green light to the CIA and other governmental agencies to carry out torture under Bush, has this week surprisingly distanced himself from some of the torture techniques, saying on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN show on December 11, 2014 that if...

Assume, Arguendo, That Officer Darren Wilson’s Story is True…

November 29, 2014
Police Tape

If we take Officer Darren Wilson’s grand jury testimony and treat it as 100% true and that he really was so frightened and intimidated by unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown that he just had to shoot him to death, then this must also mean: You have an officer who, despite being specifically trained to handle difficult...

Do Fetuses Have More Rights Than Women?

November 29, 2014
Woman in Chains

There is a severe disconnect between what the majority of people think their rights are and what the actual state of affairs is. Women are now involuntary incubators under the law in many states. Their civil liberties as a person are secondary to the maintenance of a patriarchal system.

From San Quentin to Guantanamo: The New Carceral State

November 1, 2014

The US’s incarceration rate is the highest in the world. The US has less than 5% of the world’s population but incarcerates 25% of all those behind bars in the world. Think about that: every fourth prisoner in the world is being held by the US!

What Is to Be Done About ISIS?

October 7, 2014

If we want to do something about ISIS, then we need to ask ourselves what is causing ISIS in the first place? Otherwise we’re acting out of fear and ignorance; never a recipe for good results. If you attack a disease without knowing what’s causing it, then you could – and in this case...

Gaza: Dueling Responses to Grave Crimes

September 8, 2014

Grave crimes and injustices produce two kinds of responses from those victimized by those crimes. On the one hand, it sensitizes people to oppression and makes many of them more likely to oppose oppression. On the other hand, some victims or witnesses to oppression identify with the oppressors rather than with the oppressed. In...

Iraq: “Diplomatic Solutions” and Brute Violence

June 25, 2014

How do you get someone - in this case the Sunnis - to cooperate rather than fight when they have been systematically persecuted by the Shiite al-Maliki regime? How do you expect the Sunnis to agree to participate in a "national unity government" if they are being bombed by those who they are supposed...