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  • June 19, 2003

    The Other Japanese Occupation

    When Tokyo took over Manchuria, its propagandists spoke of "liberation."

    John W. Dower

  • June 19, 2003

    Letter From Ground Zero

    Robert Kaplan is a hugely well-informed, indefatigable journalist who combines firsthand reporting, mostly from poor, badly governed or ungoverned countries, with wide reading on the political,

    Jonathan Schell

  • May 15, 2003

    We Are the Patriots

    Americans who oppose the Cheney-Bush junta demonstrate sanity, not cowardice.

    Gore Vidal

  • April 3, 2003

    Letter From Ground Zero

    A Vesuvius of violence has erupted from the dead center of American life, the executive branch of the government.

    Jonathan Schell


  • March 20, 2003

    An American Tragedy

    The tragedy of America in the post-cold war era is that we have proved unequal to the responsibility that our own power placed upon us.

    Jonathan Schell

  • March 13, 2003

    Military Globalism

    One of the first casualties of war may be those happy-talk forecasts of a robust recovery once the bombing starts in Iraq, but a far more momentous economic question accompanies Bush's invasion

    William Greider

  • February 20, 2003

    Confronting Empire

    So how do we resist "Empire"? The good news is that we're not doing too badly. There have been major victories. Here in Latin America you have had so many--in Bolivia, you have Cochabamba.

    Arundhati Roy

  • February 13, 2003

    Republic or Empire?

    As the senior American diplomat in Baghdad during Desert Shield, I advocated a muscular US response to Saddam's brutal annexation of Kuwait in flagrant violation of the United Nations charter.

    Joseph Wilson

  • January 30, 2003

    The New Imperialism

    In my days as a student activist in the 1970s, the use of the term "imperialism" to describe US policy was generally used only in the antiwar and international solidarity movements, the writing

    William D. Hartung