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Paul Grenier
Former Russian simultaneous interpreter, author most recently of Terror, Torture and Human Solidarity. After advanced study in Russian affairs, international relations and geography at Columbia University, Paul Grenier worked on contract for the Pentagon, State Department and World Bank as a Russian interpreter, and at the Council on Economic Priorities, where he was a research director. He has written for the Huffington Post, Solidarity Hall, the Baltimore Sun, Godspy, and Second Spring, among other places, and his translations of Russian philosophy have appeared in the Catholic journal Communio.

Entries by Paul Grenier

Ukraine and the 'Rational Calculus' of War

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 2:39 PM

"All the harm done by an egotist is unintentional." These words from a great American filmmaker are as good a way as any to begin these meditations on how to avoid a war. That national egotism lies at the root of the current crisis involving Russia, Ukraine and the United...

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Dirty, Dangerous and Alive: CBGB's Alluring Punk Rock Ethic

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 1:46 PM


The just-released film, CBGB, about the grungy Manhattan club called CBGB that more or less gave birth to punk rock, has a great soundtrack and something important to say. It's also very funny.

Unfortunately, your chances of actually seeing CBGB in...

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We Call Them Terrorists

(15) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 9:20 PM

Americans just don't know their history, and that's why the National Defense Authorization bill currently rushing through Congress is causing a lot of unnecessary ruckus.

What ruckus, you ask? Well, it seems a handful of senators and human rights organizations are still complaining that the bill violates the Constitution and...

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