US Empire http://mtpr.org en Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire http://mtpr.org/post/captain-ahab-and-us-empire <p>03/17/2014 - Chris Hedges - The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel <em>Moby Dick</em> represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew, all perish except for Ishmael. Is there a larger lesson to be learned? Is the United States much different? The U.S. with its obsessive drive for control of oil and other resources, its relentless hunger for profits, its garrisoning the globe with military bases, its arrogant disregard for the environment, is on the same suicidal path as Ahab. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:46 +0000 Sue Ginn 16308 at http://mtpr.org Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire