Ian Williams, formerly UN correspondent for The Nation, is the author of Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776; The Deserter: Bush’s War on Military Families, Veterans and His Past; The Alms Trade; and The UN For Beginners.
Conservatives’ persistent complaints about the United Nations’ alleged lack of transparency are belied by the Interim Report of Paul Volcker’s Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil for Food
Those conservatives who think that “UN Reform” means the dissolution of the United Nations are now calling for the resignation of Kofi Annan.
The same political figures
who engineered the current debacle in Iraq are now trying to blame
the United Nations for more than $10.1 billion worth of oil revenue
they claim Saddam Hussein d
Before he left New York, Hans Blix had a poster on his apartment wall from the big antiwar demonstration in New York City a year ago on the eve of the attack on Iraq.
Most Americans take their system of government for granted, as if Moses himself had delivered the Constitution engraved on marble tablets.