Collin Powell

Opinion: Stop being polite – Colin Powell was a killer

Opinion: Stop being polite – Colin Powell was a killer

Throughout his career, Powell did a swell job of rallying and maintaining bipartisan support for imperial killing – and putting as ‘polite’ a face as possible on it.Belen Fernandez || Contributing editor at Jacobin Magazine. Colin Powell has died, and the hagiographic obituaries are upon us. The New York Times hails him as a “pathbreaker”: the United States’ first Black national security adviser, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, and secretary of state. The rest of the US mainstream media have taken a similar line, erupting in characteristic American self-adulation at the idea that a once-discriminated-against Black man was able to make…
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