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  • February 14, 2007

    Thelma and Louise Imperialism

    Are Bush and Cheney so wedded to their delusions that they might gun the car and head directly over the cliff in a confrontation with Iran?

    Tom Engelhardt

  • January 22, 2007

    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 and escalation of the war.

    Gary Younge

  • July 27, 2006

    Too Late for Empire

    Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn that power in the nuclear, postimperial age is diplomatic, not military.

    Jonathan Schell

  • July 13, 2006

    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.

    Michael Hardt

  • February 2, 2006

    Empire vs. Republic

    Instead of Bush’s imperial presidency, America needs the vision of Congressional progressives: rapid withdrawal from Iraq, universal healthcare, campaign reform and a shift to renewable energy.

    The Editors


  • January 25, 2005

    1600 Pennsylvania Meets Madison Ave.

    As a political marketing device, Bush’s address was brilliant.

    Robert Scheer

  • September 2, 2004

    Totem and Taboo

    It did not take long for a term that not long ago was slanderous to become a cliché.

    Ronald Steel

  • August 26, 2004

    State of the Union, 2004

    This article is excerpted from Gore Vidal's latest book, Imperial America, just published by Nation Books.

    Gore Vidal

  • August 26, 2004

    Letter From Ground Zero

    Is the United States–as so many have said, in celebration or dismay–a planet-mastering empire or not? The question presses upon us as George W.

    Jonathan Schell

  • July 29, 2004

    He’s the (Any)One

    Can someone win the presidency entirely on the basis of a negative asset?

    Alexander Cockburn