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Harry Targ has established himself as a Communist academic who is deeply critical of America. In an email calling for concerted opposition to U.S. imperialism, he wrote that, “we need to clarify the connections between U.S. capitalism, global conquest, and visions of empire.” The course catalogue of the Peace Studies program, for example, describes the ‘Persuasion in Social Movements’ course as “a practical training course for radical activists.”

The Peace Studies program equally focuses on bringing radical speakers to campus. In one such event, protesting the Bush administration and the Iraq War, the program “perceived the United States as a Great Satan and the terrorists as [a] liberationist force.”[1] In a review for the film ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ Targ complimented its portrayal “of the brutal and bloodthirsty consciousness of young American fighting men and women at the outset of the [Iraq] war.”[2]

[1] Horowitz, D. Ryan, T. (Dec. 13, 2004). Indoctrination at Purdue. Front Page Mag. Retrieved from http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=10245

[2] Individuals: Harry Targ. Discover the Networks. Retrieved from http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2243

Associated Organizations:

: Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS); Committee in solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES); Northwest Central Labor Council

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