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In the new film version of The Quiet American, a photographer
races into a plaza in downtown Saigon, rather puzzling jaded British
reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine).

Axis of Incoherence

The burgeoning Far East crisis has exposed the bankruptcy of US Korea
policy.

It's time to come up with a new notion of civil rights and peaceful
negotiation.

They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.

The strength of the opposition is not its unity, but its diversity.

WHO: Racial Justice 9-11: People of Color Against the War

For more from Hiro on Iraq, read Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm, a short, lucid primer recently published by NationBooks.

A sense of the larger picture is growing among US citizens, notably,
though not only, among a young generation, along with a revulsion
against official and corporate contempt for the will and w

The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his
plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College
professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne

The negative response from the Bush Administration to the UN inspections in Iraq could be dismissed as childish pique were it not so telling an evocation of the image of the Ugly American making

Blogs

The Nation's Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor why the latest violence in Ukraine reminds him of the early eighties.

January 15, 2015

Once again, Congress is threatening to pass a bill that could torpedo historic negotiations with Iran. 

January 13, 2015

In his appearance on The John Batchelor Show, Stephen Cohen exposes an “astonishing piece of media malpractice” by The New York Times.

January 7, 2015

The Supreme Court justice might need to brush up on his Eighth Amendment.

January 5, 2015

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of WWI.

December 23, 2014

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014

What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014