The purpose of terrorism is to provoke an irrational response that makes a nation less secure and less free. In the wake of 9/11, America became that place. Can we change course?
It's time to banish our dangerously-simplified us-versus-them mentality and recognize the world as it is: shot through with suffering and complexity.
For Jeremy Scahill, the killing of Osama bin Laden is an occasion not for celebration but rather for reflection on the hundreds of thousands of people who have died in the past ten years.
Three decades after we first decided to use Osama bin Laden and other imported Muslim zealots for our Cold War purposes, we feel cleansed by his death of any responsibility for his carnage.
It is impossible to believe the government of Pakistan did not know exactly where we could find Osama.
Jeremy Scahill appears on "Last Word" to provide insight into the men who killed bin Laden.
Now that Osama is dead, can America at last break free of the conceit of endless war?
Jeremy Scahill explains that Osama bin Laden is dead, but so are the hundreds of thousands of victims of the US War on Terror
Find links to all of The Nation's coverage of the killing Osama bin Laden, and what it means for the war on terror, here.