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This "Opposing View" editorial was published first in USA Today on February 6, 2003.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

(With apologies to Cole Porter, the master, who wrote "My Heart Belongs to Daddy")

So Laura Bush will not, after all, be discussing the works of Emily
Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes with a selected group of
American poets at the White House on February 12.

I was standing in line for Bowling for Columbine in Brussels not
long ago with two writer/editor friends, when a 15-or-so-year-old
Belgian boy in front of us turned around and inquired,

Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).

Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.

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As the Minsk accord seems to collapse, new military dangers loom.

July 2, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu opts to welcome a likely Iran nuclear deal with a silly propaganda cartoon, exposing himself as the real joke.

July 1, 2015

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was imprisoned and repeatedly tortured by a regime Henry Kissinger supported. So why would she want to meet him?

July 1, 2015

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.

June 25, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015