Peter Davis is an author and filmmaker who received an Academy Award
for his Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds. His most recent book is If You Came This Way: A Journey
Through the Lives of the Underclass (John Wiley). He has reported for The Nation from Nicaragua, Vietnam, Iraq
and the Czech Republic.
El Salvador today is an Exhibit A casualty of the American imperium.
Closeness, even friendship, with our former enemies.
Only on my last day in this hilly, river-spliced city, with such
beguiling old world charm and art nouveau elegance that unless you're
Kafka a strenuous effort is required to maintain fury or g
An imperial errand is not so hard to begin, not so easy to complete.
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Peter Davis is on assignment in Iraq for The Nation.
If Americans have done their best to forget the war, so have the