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Just as his father did, George W. Bush is offering generous packages of
aid and arms to nations that join his drive for war against Iraq.

The alliances on Survivor have more stability and logic than those currently held by the United States. We need a weekly two-hour special to keep us in the know.

The February 15 demonstration in New York was huge, exciting,
exhilarating--despite the weather (brrrr) and the heavy hand of the NYPD
(see below).

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.

Blogs

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

But Obama shoots down warmongering by Netanyahu.

March 6, 2012

The White House says the "number one" reason to stay in Afghanistan is to defeat Al Qaeda. But has that already happened?

March 1, 2012

Kerrey wants to run for the Senate, but back in 1968 he had a My Lai of his own.

February 29, 2012

After two dozen Iraqi civilians were slaughtered, no one paid.

January 25, 2012

Obama needs to make it utterly clear that Netanyahu should avoid war.

January 17, 2012

The liberal firebrand, who will retire from the House next year, championed LGBT rights, worked for a fairer economy and pushed for cutting defense spending.

November 28, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011