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Jonathan Schell

Peace and Disarmament Correspondent

Jonathan Schell is the Lannan Fellow at The Nation Institute and teaches a course on the nuclear dilemma at Yale. He is the author of The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence and the Will of the People, an analysis of people power, and The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger.


  • September 12, 2007

    Letters

    A heated exchange of views on Lakshmi Chaudhry's slam of Harry Potter and a more civilized exchange between Jonathan Schell and Peace Action's Kevin Martin on nuclear proliferation.

    Jonathan Schell and Our Readers

  • Activism June 14, 2007

    The Spirit of June 12

    Twenty-five years after the largest antinuclear demonstration ever, the movement has dwindled. But the threat of mass destruction grows greater.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Campaigns and Elections October 30, 2006

    The Torture Election

    The GOP's one-party rule has created a constitutional crisis that threatens America's future. By pulling the right lever on November 7, voters can throw this party out of office.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Shock Waves From Kilju

    A forgetful world was reminded this week that Kim Jong Il now holds in his hand the same pitiless weapon possessed by a growing number of nations.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Executive Branch September 2, 2006

    Too Late for Empire

    Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn that power in the nuclear, postimperial age is diplomatic, not military.

    Jonathan Schell

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  • Foreign Policy July 27, 2006

    Too Late for Empire

    Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn that power in the nuclear, postimperial age is diplomatic, not military.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Law February 20, 2006

    Farewell to Ground Zero

    The structure of our Republic is at mortal risk. Will our Constitution survive or are we in the midst of a transmutation in which the balance of powers and our personal freedoms will be canceled?

    Jonathan Schell

  • Political Figures December 20, 2005

    The Hidden State Steps Forward

    The Bush Administration is not a dictatorship, but it has all the markings of one in embryonic form. Bush has declared himself to be above the law, and members of Congress have no choice but to accept the challenge. Either the President upholds the laws of this country, or he must leave office.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Politics November 23, 2005

    The Fall of the One-Party Empire

    Unmaking the empire of fantasy and fraud that the Republican Party has created will not be done quickly and the outcome is uncertain. But historians may one day write that the fake American empire was the Achilles' heel of the one-party state the Bush Administration failed to build.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Politics November 3, 2005

    Faith and Fraud

    The fictional world created by the Bush Administration over its five years in power is falling to pieces, with the blood-soaked folly in Iraq, a ruined environment, massive corruption and a basic failure to govern. Yet the faith-based President continues to fashion lies, and believe them.

    Jonathan Schell