Ukraine

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The Tragedy of Ukraine The Tragedy of Ukraine

What classical Greek tragedy can teach us about conflict.

Jan 20, 2023 / Nicolai N. Petro

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When It Comes to the US Military, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure When It Comes to the US Military, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

Constant warfare and preparations for more of it overseas have led only to costly defeats, and the budget just keeps getting bigger.

Jan 19, 2023 / William Astore

The United States Thinks It’s the Exception to the Rules of War

The United States Thinks It’s the Exception to the Rules of War The United States Thinks It’s the Exception to the Rules of War

Unlike the rest of the world, we have “Constitutional rights,” which apparently include the right to commit war crimes with impunity.

Jan 10, 2023 / Rebecca Gordon

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The Rev. William Barber II Delivers a Moral Call for Peace The Rev. William Barber II Delivers a Moral Call for Peace

We desperately need a cease-fire and negotiations to end the brutal Russian war in Ukraine today.

Dec 31, 2022 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

A storm in the Angeles National Forest looks like clouds on fire.

Against Climate Optimism—Because “Team Normal” Won’t Save the World Against Climate Optimism—Because “Team Normal” Won’t Save the World

Some of us refuse to go along with a mainstream climate movement that settles for genocide.

Dec 19, 2022 / Wen Stephenson

The West’s Broken Approach to Refugees

The West’s Broken Approach to Refugees The West’s Broken Approach to Refugees

The persecution of non-white refugees seems to be on the rise not just in countries with far-right governments, but also in those known for their liberality.

Dec 6, 2022 / Helen Benedict

People seated around a horseshoe shaped table watch an on-screen address from Ukraine's president

The “International Community” Is an Ineffectual Fantasy The “International Community” Is an Ineffectual Fantasy

World leaders invoke it. We're lead to believe it will act on our behalf. Does it even exist?

Nov 16, 2022 / Rajan Menon

A black-and-white photo with a mushroom-shaped explosion.

How to Survive Our Apocalyptic Future How to Survive Our Apocalyptic Future

This world, however finite with its increasingly overwhelming problems, is still precious to me and worth a good fight. I can’t turn away from tomorrow.

Nov 8, 2022 / Frida Berrigan

In the World’s Obituary, Who Will Have the Last Word?

In the World’s Obituary, Who Will Have the Last Word? In the World’s Obituary, Who Will Have the Last Word?

Give humanity credit. When it comes to our urge to destroy, we seem to see no limits, not even those of our own existence.

Nov 3, 2022 / Tom Engelhardt

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Russia Hating: A Study of the News—and Views—We Find Fit to Print Russia Hating: A Study of the News—and Views—We Find Fit to Print

Journalists and professors who have called Russia a fascist country are playing a poisonous game.

Oct 31, 2022 / Column / David Bromwich

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