Kees van der Pijl
| Kees van der Pijl |
|Born||15 June 1947|
|Alma mater||Leiden University, University of Amsterdam|
|Exposed|| • Third rail topics|
• Dutch Deep State
|Interests|| • “9-11/Israel did it”|
“Across the West, indeed the world, the sort of emergency powers granted to the executive in the United States are being replicated, covered also by increasingly provocative military manoeuvres on the Russian border—partly disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. Even though levels of infection are not different in countries with far lighter or even no restrictions, the mainstream reading of events is that we need the state of exception because of the virus. Yet mass surveillance, invasive policing, tracking people’s movements via their mobile phones, by drones flying over public spaces filming passers-by, and other steps, are completely out of proportion to the actual impact of the virus. The discrepancy can only be explained by the hidden agenda of suppressing social unrest.”
Kees van der Pijl (27 April 2020) Health Emergency or Seizure of Power? The Political Economy of Covid-19 
Kees van der Pijl is a Dutch political scientist who gave up his status as Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex after refusing to retract a link to 9-11/Israel did it article on this website. On 3 November 2018, Kees van der Pijl had tweeted:
Van der Pijl is known for his critical approach to global political economy and has published, amongst others, "Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Prism of Disaster" (2018), a trilogy on "Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy" (2007, 2010, 2014); "Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq" (2006); "Transnational Classes and International Relations" (1998); and "The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class" (1984, reprinted 2012). His latest book "States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check" was published on 31 January 2022. Robin Ramsay gave the book an unfavourable review in the Winter 2022 issue of Lobster magazine.
Kees van der Pijl studied law at Leiden University from 1965 to 1967. After military service as a reserve officer in the Royal Dutch Military Police, and a trip through the Soviet Union to Japan in 1970, he switched to political science, a specialisation taught in Leiden as part of the public law degree. His most influential teachers were Hans Daalder, Ben Sijes, and the Indologist, J.C. Heesterman, with whom he wrote his final thesis on the politics of regional diversity in India. He graduated in 1973 and was hired as a junior lecturer by the Department of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam in that year. In 1983 he received his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam on a thesis titled Imperialism and Class Formation in the North Atlantic Area, supervised by Gerd Junne. He was involved in the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN) and also published short stories and three novels (1989, 1992, 1994, all with De Harmonie). Van der Pijl was co-director of the Research Centre for International Political Economy (Recipe) from 1992 to 1998. With Henk Overbeek, Ries Bode, Otto Holman, Bastiaan van Apeldoorn and others, this created a tentative Amsterdam School of global political economy.
In 2000, Van der Pijl moved to the United Kingdom to take up the chair in international relations at the University of Sussex, vacant after the retirement of Professor Michael Nicholson. He was appointed director of the Centre for Global Political Economy (CGPE) at that university when it was launched in 2001 (until 2006), and was subject chair/head of the Department of Politics and International Relations from 2002 to 2004. In 2006 he was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand (2005, 2006) and at the L’Orientale University in Naples (2009, 2010). His work has been nominated for prizes in 2007 and 2008 and he was awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize in 2008 for Nomads, Empires, States (Pluto 2007). On his return to the Netherlands he joined the Dutch Anti-Fascist Resistance (AFVN/BvA, issued from the wartime communist underground). He was its president from 2013 to October 2015 and was involved in launching a Committee of Vigilance Against Resurgent Fascism of which he is the current president.
- "This article presents evidence that the Israeli deep state was the prime mover in the events of 9/11. Note that it does not imply that other groups (i.e. the US deep state and maybe others) were not involved in both the commission and cover-up of the September 11 attacks.
- "The 9/11 event advanced the neocon Project for the New American Century (PNAC) agenda, with its explicitly stated need for 'a catastrophic and catalysing event - like a new Pearl Harbor' in order to mobilise US public opinion for already planned wars, the effects of which would be to destroy Israel's enemies."
Interviews and text resources
- A Survey of Global Political Economy' (web textbook)
- Global Rivalries Today: An Interview with Kees Van Der Pijl (Transform Network)
- Foreign relations from the egg: Nomads, Empires, States (Dailykos)
- Economics Behind Politics: A Review of Kees van der Pijl’s "Global Rivalries" (Dailykos)
- "Foundations of Social Change: An Interview with Kees Van Der Pijl" (New Left Project)
- Kees van der Pijl on the Demise of Left-Wing Parties in Europe, Empires and the Current Value of Marx (Interview on Theory Talks)
- Modes of Foreign Relations vs Uneven and Combined Development: The Marxist Legacy and Relations between and within Alienated Societies (review article by Örsan Şenalp)
- "The Nobel Peace Prize for the EU – A Sick Joke?" (Verso Books)
- "Interview with Kees Van der Pijl (The Current Moment)
- https://newcoldwar.org/health-emergency-or-seizure-of-power-the-political-economy-of-covid-19 New Cold War
- "Not Saudis, Israelis blew up Twin Towers with help from Zionists in US govt"
- "States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check"
- "Something else is going on?"
- International Journal of Political Economy, 19: 3, 1989
- Journal of International Relations and Development, 7: 2, 2004
- http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cgpe%7Ctitle=Centre for Global Political Economy
- , 6 November 2018