America’s Early Role in the Congo Tragedy America’s Early Role in the Congo Tragedy

How US financiers helped Belgium's King Leopold rape the homeland of some 20 million Africans.

Oct 10, 2007 / Feature / Robert Wuliger

The Fight to Save Congo’s Forests The Fight to Save Congo’s Forests

A history of colonial neglect and endemic corruption has unleashed a lawless logging binge in the heart of Congo's massive woodlands.

Oct 4, 2007 / Feature / Christian Parenti

The Uninvited Guest The Uninvited Guest

Juan Cole's Napoleon's Egypt examines the little dictator's doomed attempt to occupy an Arab country.

Sep 6, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Roger Owen

The Illogic of Empire The Illogic of Empire

Iraq is America's colonial war. Arguments for maintaining colonial rule in India are almost identical to the justifications offered for the continuing presence of US troops in Iraq...

Jan 22, 2007 / Beneath the Radar / Gary Younge

The Business of America The Business of America

The American Way of Strategy and Empire's Workshop examine the paradox of idealism and brutality in US foreign policy.

Nov 9, 2006 / Books & the Arts / George Scialabba

Empire as a Way of Life Empire as a Way of Life

Two new histories of British imperial rule in India take the narrow view. In fact, the scandal of empire can be isolated neither to Europe nor to the past.

Jul 13, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Linda Colley

From Imperialism to Empire From Imperialism to Empire

The crises faced by Bush signal not only the errors of his Administration but the end of imperialism itself--and the emergence of new, more dangerous forces.

Jul 13, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Michael Hardt

Gore Vidal, Octocontrarian Gore Vidal, Octocontrarian

Marc Cooper interviews Gore Vidal about an America that is increasingly controlled by corporations and suggests that the Gulf Coast hurricanes and the Iraq debacle signal the break...

Oct 20, 2005 / Feature / Marc Cooper

In Cold Blood In Cold Blood

Daphne Eviatar has written on Africa for the New York Times Magazine and the Boston Globe, among other publications. She last wrote for The Nation on Angola.

Feb 3, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Daphne Eviatar

Harry’s Travails Harry’s Travails

Imagine, in the same month as the death of the muse of high camp, Susan Sontag, we have England in an uproar about Prince Harry and his silly armband.

Jan 20, 2005 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn