A historical parallel that might add to Cole's well-put points, particularly regarding lawyers defending Guantánamo detainees: John Adams agreed to serve as defense attorney for the British soldiers who fired on Americans in the Boston Massacre. He believed it strengthened the American cause to give the British soldiers a fair trial.
Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.
When it comes to the military budget, peacenik right and left are on the same side.
British voters are taking a hard look at the Conservative Party, and they don't like what they see.
Obama's Pentagon is preparing for a number of counterinsurgencies in the developing world
This year's Whitney Biennial fails to address the question of which art pertains to our time rather than any other.
Perry Anderson deftly punctures the EU's self-serving myths, but his own pieties make him a better prosecutor than judge.