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Citizens United and the Black Death

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

We are always seeing interesting analogies between current events and history. The famous quote from George Santayana, that those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it, seems to prove itself true over and over again.

The Zimmermann Telegram

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

Espionage is an even more important issue in this age of electronic communication. In the past few years we have learned that no government or institution, ally or enemy, is safe from the intelligence services of the United States.

Summertime Book Blues

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.26.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I used to put books aside especially for the summer, knowing I'd have more time and feel more relaxed, less stressed, more open to the long loving voyage with an accomplished author at the helm.

A Failure of Imagination

Richard Klass | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

When President Obama asserts that he is certain that Congress will raise the debt ceiling because he cannot imagine that Congress will let the nation default, I get worried. When others echo this mantra, I get downright scared.

How Change Happened

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

In just his most recent few books, Adam Hochschild has examined the scandal of the colonial Congo, the anti-slavery movement in Great Britain, and the fighting of and opposition to what we now call WWI.

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

The March of Folly, Continued

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Obama can make many wise comments about past international affairs while proceeding with actual policies largely unfettered by the wisdom.