John Tirman

John Tirman is executive director of the MIT Center for International Studies. His latest book, The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars, will be published by Oxford University Press in July.

Citizen Zinn Citizen Zinn

Throughout his life and work, Howard Zinn was fashioning a living concept of what it means to be a good citizen.

May 6, 2011 / Lived History / John Tirman

Bush’s War Totals Bush’s War Totals

The human cost of Bush's war: 1 million dead. 4.5 million displaced. 1 million to 2 million widows. 5 million orphans.

Jan 28, 2009 / Editorial / John Tirman

Security the Progressive Way Security the Progressive Way

The lockdown strategy has made America less safe. there's a better approach.

Mar 24, 2005 / Feature / John Tirman

How We Ended the Cold War How We Ended the Cold War

It is now ten years since the Berlin wall crumbled, but the question of how and why the cold war was concluded still lingers.

Oct 14, 1999 / Feature / John Tirman