The fierce tableau of smoke and flames that US bombs created over
Baghdad--a visual message of America's awesomely destructive
power--brought to mind Shelley's meditation on an ancient ruin, wh
I'm standing at the northern front in Chamchamal, a quarter-mile from
Saddam Hussein's hilltop divisions. Before me six mounds of earth, like
oversized anthills, line the ridge.
Suddenly the sky is dark with chickens coming home to roost, and bedtime
reading is Thucydides' account of the disastrous Athenian siege of
You can be forgiven if, like me, you were a bit depressed to hear that the war had started. But this is no time to go into a funk.
The Bush Administration's plan to keep several hundred thousand US and British troops for years in a divided, heavily armed Muslim country will make all Americans "targets of opportunity" for ter
Among the approximately 150,000 people who took to the streets of New York on March 22 to protest the US invasion of Iraq were six Nation interns.
The Nation elicited comment on reaction to the war against Iraq from all corners of the globe.
George Bush is supposed to be the cowboy, Tony Blair the sidekick--or,
in some versions, the presidential poodle.
Iraqis, exhausted by years of sanctions and oppression, just want it all to end.