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Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

The New Tribalism and the Decline of the Nation State

Robert Reich | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

We are witnessing a reversion to tribalism around the world, away from nation states. The same pattern can be seen even in America -- especially in American politics.

Ukraine and the 'Rational Calculus' of War

Paul Grenier | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Paul Grenier

Solovyov's thought may hold the key to resolving this entire conflict. To begin with, his philosophy is by far the most inclusive of the options available to us.

Let's Not Yield to Putin on the Truth

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

On the subject of the Ukrainian crisis and the possible kidnapping of Crimea by the Russian Federation, we have been hearing two very strange arguments that are in urgent need of rebuttal.

Gang Found Guilty of Killing Gay Men Sentenced in... Moscow?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 02.24.2014 | Crime
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Although hate crime provisions weren't applied in this case -- and, truth be told, won't be applied in any case tried in Russia any time soon -- the punishment for the gang is severe. The murder charges do carry aggravating circumstances and were appropriately applied in this case.

When Will They Ever Learn? The American People and Support for War

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Of all America's wars over the past century, only World War II has retained mass public approval. In almost all cases, Americans turned against wars they once supported. How should one explain this pattern of disillusionment?

Ukraine's Fight Is Europe's Battle

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The confrontation in Kiev is the focus. Less discussed, Putin's Kremlin has sought to block closer economic and political ties between the EU and several other states that it dominated during the Soviet Union.

Making Televisions in America and Watching "I Love Lucy:" Apple, Samsung, and Judge Lucy Koh

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Frank H. Wu

In the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, the lawyers have suddenly started arguing about race. An attorney for the former made a reference in his closing...

Passions v. Interests in Former Yugoslavia

John Feffer | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
John Feffer

The disintegration of Yugoslavia was a triumph of nationalist passions over political interests. If the latter had prevailed, the process would at least have proceeded peacefully, as was the case with Czechoslovakia. Instead, three wars took place one after the other.

The Spread of Tolerance

John Feffer | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
John Feffer

If it bleeds, it leads. That's the slogan in the newspaper business. War, crime, disaster: these are big sellers. But the spread of tolerance is, for the most part, not newsworthy.

When Nationalism and Militarism Become One

Mark A. Ashwill | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Mark A. Ashwill

The assumption that "others" wish to be like "us," and, by extension, the desire to mold them in our image, by force, if necessary, is the essence of the brand of missionary nationalism that has shaped U.S. foreign policy for generations.

Women Against Nationalism

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

Militant nationalism is not an exclusively male enterprise. But a principal fuel that keeps the enterprise going is high-octane testosterone.

Rise of Global Citizen Patriot

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Choosing between loyalty to country and consideration for fellow global citizens has all along been a false choice.

Scientists Discover American Exceptionalism Gene

The Lapine | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
The Lapine

In a shocking discovery, an international team of biologists, led by the famous Dr. Gibbons, a renowned Dutch geneticist, have discovered a unique 'Am...

What Does It Mean To Be An "American" Corporation?

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Can we align the interests of giant corporations with our national, American interest? If we cannot, they should be stripped of their American corporate privileges and be required to do the same things as other entities that are not wedded to the national interest.

Grieving Boston

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Harvey

It honors it more truthfully -- putting the experience of the people there above the experience of the flag. And, just as important, if we practice grieving the right thing, perhaps we'll learn to have the political will to do what we need to do to say "no" to violence of all stripes.

Can Racism Be Defeated?

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

Despite the good intentions of those who wish to create a common identity, the recognition of a person's race is paramount in overcoming the growing racism.

The Boston Marathon: It's Human Nature Not to 'Keep Calm'

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Samantha Paige Rosen

The American people are free, independent, strong, and collaborative. We fight for each other and we help each other. We can be scared, angry, sad, hurt, we can even overreact if we want to. And not one of those emotions should be equated with defeatism.

Life Under Sanctions

John Feffer | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
John Feffer

If you want the people of Iran to rise up against their leaders, why give the leadership an easy target to blame for the economic conditions that adversely affect the standard of living of average people?

The Regime Changer

John Feffer | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
John Feffer

After 1989, some of the dissidents of East-Central Europe went back to their original job. Others threw themselves into politics, as Vaclav Havel somewhat reluctantly did. And then there was the smallest category of them all: the dissidents who turned professional.

What Diplomats Can Learn from Pope Francis

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Institutions such as the International Criminal Court and various treaty bodies are the tide. However, the capacity to recognize the human being in the other is at the source of a new "Golden Rule" that will fashion relationships of compatibility, even synergy over adversity.

Democracy Is Not Enough

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

It has not been easy for the countries of East-Central Europe to establish stable, functioning democracies. Strong-arm leaders -- like Victor Orban in Hungary or, until recently, Vaclav Klaus in the Czech Republic -- have persistent appeal.

Croatia's Unpopulist Party

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
John Feffer

Croatia is still on track to join the EU this July. The more difficult question -- the degree of control that Croatia will retain as an EU member -- remains unanswered.

The World According to Ataka

John Feffer | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
John Feffer

The party's platform mixes a left-wing critique of globalization with a frankly nationalist approach to minority policy. He wants to replace Bulgaria's flat tax with a progressive tax, but he believes that all ethnic Turks are just Bulgarians forced to convert to Islam in centuries past.

The Cyprus Deal Signals a Rise in the Far Right in Europe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

News of the 10-billion-euro bailout for Cyprus should not be cause for celebration. Europeans are rightly insecure about what comes next, as they should be given the precedent that has been set.