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Dexter Filkins

A Commentator Lost in Washington's House of Columns

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

There are indeed times when liberals must fight to defend liberalism, sometimes to defeat enemies who've arisen, as did fascism and much of Communism, from within the interstices and contradictions of liberal capitalism itself. But Leon Wieseltier lives for those times.

Dexter Filkins Jumping To New Yorker From NYT

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Observer is reporting that Dexter Filkins, who has been one of the top war correspondents for the New York Times over the past decade, is...

Afghanistan: It's in the Bag

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

The U.S. invaded and occupied Iraq and Afghanistan, and now they are two of the four most corrupt nations on the planet. Could there be a connection?

War Fever at the Times: A Five-Day Log

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

Made nervous by signs that President Obama will not push for a bigger war in Afghanistan, the New York Times is showing what the rest of his time in office will be like if he does not cooperate.

Corruption Is the Enemy in Afghanistan but Who Is Going to Kill it?

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

A profound societal change is needed that must start at the top. That vacuum of authority can be filled by a legitimate, unifying national leader that is seen as uncorrupt and has the capacity to build an independent nation.

Bad Show

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Mills

What are we to make of the latest episodes in the far-too-long-running soap opera that is the government of Afghanistan? And why can't we, as the ch...

Tactics, Yes. But Strategy?

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Mills

We say we're training and equipping the Afghans to fight the Taliban - but are we? And are we showing them how to wage the war successfully, or how t...