The United States is no Soviet Union—and yet it has set up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism.
What two versions of "justice" tell us about our one-superpower world.
Aamer, the last British resident still imprisoned at Guantánamo, has faced ongoing retaliation for speaking out against his detention. Now The Nation has evidence that he may be sent to Saudi Arabia.
The ICC’s decision to prosecute Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity—and the Court’s imperial demeanor—invigorated his Kikuyu base.
Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?
In refusing to block the extradition of terror suspects to the US, the European Court for Human Rights has condoned a brutal regimen of long-term solitary confinement.
The imperatives of the national security state override the possibility that Assange could face a fair investigation in his sex crimes charges.
Liberals raised a ruckus over Bush’s abuses. Let’s hold this president to the same standard.
Has the ICC struck a blow against impunity or heightened tensions—or both?
The former Liberian dictator abetted the atrocities of a proxy army. Henry Kissinger did the same in Indonesia/East Timor.