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June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
March 26, 2021
The Night the Nazis Came to Murder My Grandfather
John Heartfield was a lifelong foe of fascism who used his art as a weapon—and whose devastating portrayals of Hitler, Goering, and Mussolini nearly cost him his life.
John J Heartfield
March 24, 2021
‘Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon’ and Other Evasions
Fukushima, Covid, rampant suicide—we’re asked to overcome, to forget, but healing requires confrontation.
January 1, 2021
Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters
An argument with myself.
October 20, 2020
Reimagining American Foreign Policy
A new book examines the narrative framework around internationalism that foreign-policy elites coined in the 1940s, and which has shaped the world we live in.
Andrew J. Bacevich
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October 1, 2020
Trump Embodies America’s Dreams of Destruction
The president’s threats are strangely unexceptional and unnervingly all-American.
William J. Astore
September 28, 2020
How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War
In 1946, a
report following six survivors of the Hiroshima atomic blast forced an entire country to look in the mirror.
August 7, 2020
What Happens When Covid-19 Becomes Old News?
News cycles have historically tended to forget ongoing disasters, from the polio outbreak to our various endless wars. The same could happen with this pandemic.
July 21, 2020
Canada’s Nazi Monuments
Why does Canada have not one but several memorials to Nazi collaborators? And why, when statues are toppling all over the world, have Canadian Jewish groups remained silent?
May 6, 2020
V-E Day Was 75 Years Ago. How Relevant Is It Today?
The dark cloud of World War II has stopped recent US leaders from seeing the world as it actually is.
Andrew J. Bacevich