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A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

Holly Burkhalter

Holly Burkhalter has more than twenty years' experience in the human rights field.

The power of the market, and of the giant corporations that dominate it, is the overriding political fact of our time.

With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the American withdrawal from Vietnam hard upon us, readers and viewers may well be treated to a multitude of reprises of the arguments surrounding the war and

Since you presumably know the basics about the Holocaust--if you don't, I would suggest that a movie review is no place to learn them--I will jump to the main question about The Specialist

"This trial," said the plaintiff, David Irving, "is not really about what happened in the Holocaust." Opposing counsel agreed: "The essence of the case is Mr.

Yes, any Cuban kid would thrive right here.
At Disney World he'd surely have a ball.
And over there he lacks what we revere.
So maybe we should simply snatch them all.

The financial crisis that collapsed Asian economies in mid-1997 and then bounced around the world was a distant sideshow to most Americans until it reached Wall Street.

Blogs

It might be democracy, but it’s a bad sign for Egypt.

June 20, 2011

Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.

June 17, 2011

The Nation's Greg Mitchell live blogs the latest Wikileaks news for June 16, 2011. 

June 15, 2011

Republicans waxing dovish as Obama nears Afghan decision.

June 15, 2011

Obama-bashing, yes. But on foreign policy it’s “bring the boys home.”

June 14, 2011

The GOP is getting restless on Afghanistan.

June 13, 2011

Activists in countries around the world are standing up against the US's costly, and needless, expansion of foreign military bases.

June 13, 2011

On the fortieth anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg is getting fresh attention and using some of his face time to back Bradley Manning and other whistleblowers.

June 13, 2011

The second installment of the Keith Weissman interview.

June 11, 2011

A former AIPAC official, worried that the United States or Israel might attack Iran, decides to speak out.

June 10, 2011