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September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks news and analysis from The Nation
October 10, 2017
8 Reasons Americans Can’t Shake Their Indifference to War
America’s apathy explained.
Andrew J. Bacevich
September 12, 2017
The ‘World’s Greatest Military’ Is Indeed Great—at Defeating Itself
American forces seek to dominate everywhere, but they win decisively nowhere.
William J. Astore
September 11, 2017
Too Many Americans Think Patriotism Means Racism and Xenophobia
And our communities are facing hate violence at levels that rival the aftermath of 9/11 as a consequence.
June 27, 2017
Fighting American Wars on Reality TV
Our invasions and bombings have become prime-time entertainment for millions.
May 4, 2017
Why Can’t Americans Remember Anyone’s Death Other Than Those of Their Own?
A long history of war and terror has left America with a victim complex.
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April 25, 2017
Benjamin Barber, a Brilliant Thinker Who Saw the Future
Throughout his career, he championed a world that was urban, interdependent, and democratic.
April 4, 2017
America Is a Nation at War With Itself
After years on the front lines, war and peace have become inextricable parts of a conflicting American cultural identity.
March 6, 2017
About Those Islamist Sleeper Cells in South America…
The Trump administration is huffing and puffing about the danger, but after 15 years and counting, the sleeper cells are still sleeping.
February 14, 2017
Conservative Media Embrace a Bogus ‘Terror Study’ to Justify Trump’s Travel Ban
An honest reading of their data reveals just how pointless the policy really is.
January 26, 2017
Donald Trump Is a Symptom of America’s Dark Side
In a country that continues to embrace fear and violence, is it any wonder that a “birther” bully was elected president?
William J. Astore