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Casualty of War

Civilizing Afghanistan While We Decivilize Ourselves

Stuart Whatley | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

America is not a colonial power, and its occupation of Afghanistan is not an outwardly colonial exercise, but an old warning from Aimé Césaire's may still carry wisdom.

War, the Fourth, and Struggling Americans

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

History's road is littered with the wreckage of empires that tried to rule the world even as they were collapsing at home. We are failing the fundamental duty to our nation created these 221 years ago.

The Mirror of 1776

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

To explain the difference between the picture of America in 1776 and the picture we see today would require political courage as well as imagination. We hardly have a leader or leaders in possession of such qualities.

Save Afghanistan? How About America?

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Barring an open and democratic dialogue about what our military is for in today's world we'll continue to have frustrated Generals and we'll risk more lives.