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It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed
plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan
Whitman calls it.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

NOTE: Because of an editorial error, last week's poem was
incorrectly printed. This is a corrected version. Our apologies to
Calvin Trillin (and to Cole Porter). --The Editors

Blogs

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

Netanyahu won on the back of racism, making liberal support for Israel impossible. But Washington will likely persist.

March 18, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.

March 17, 2015

The Washington Post publishes a pro-war op-ed that shows why attacking Iran won’t work.

March 16, 2015

Israel’s nuclear superiority is a pivotal factor in the chaotic conflicts and occasional wars of the Middle East—it shouldn't be left out of this conversation.

March 12, 2015