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Jonathan Schell, who last week compellingly argued "The Case Against the War" in these pages, this week assesses the power and meaning of the global antiwar demonstrations.

They're relegated to the side.
This role--which they cannot abide,
Which torments Frenchmen day and night--
Can make them do things out of spite.

Here The Nation presents a few of the works posted on "Poets Against the War," (www.poetsagainstthewar.org), the website set up by Sam Hamill, poet and editor, when he called for poems and statements against war in Iraq.

Among the few hundred thousand people who took to the streets of New York on February 15 to protest an invasion of Iraq were the current group of Nation interns.

Even before the crucial February 14 meeting of the Security Council
(after this issue went to press), a significant milestone was reached in
the form of the proposal by France, Germany and Russ

A clever new wave of feminist antiwar activism manages to avoid old clichés.

Resigned to war, even government opponents say they'll fight their attackers.

Officers are raising serious questions about manpower, morale and
technology.

War for the wrong reasons will delegitimize the instrument itself.

The revival of nuclear danger means we have already lost, whatever happens later.

Blogs

Mitt believes he has the authority to attack Iran without Congressional approval.

June 19, 2012

Republicans refused to allow a vote on an accelerated withdrawal from Afghanistan, because they knew it would pass. 

May 18, 2012

There's a downside to assassinating bin Laden, too, but don't expect the White House to acknowledge it.

May 1, 2012

Eric on his return to Yale. Reed reviews Rachel Maddow's new book, Drift.

April 5, 2012

Obama should capitalize on antiwar sentiment in the election.

March 27, 2012

The candlelight vigil, which was organized by the UC Berkeley Afghan Student Association, was one of many held worldwide.

March 14, 2012

Obama is considering a quicker pullout, and it looks like Santorum and Gingrich agree.

March 13, 2012

Burning babies—yes, it has come to this.

March 12, 2012

As talks resume, it’s time for Obama to make a serious offer to Tehran.

March 7, 2012