Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
ALFRED W MCCOY
Pool via Getty Images
Afghanistan: The Gateway Drug For Three Administrations
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com As you read “Into the Afghan Abyss (Again)” by historian Alfred McCoy, author most recently
Handout . / Reuters
In Our Wars, Are We Captain Kirk Or Malign Aliens?
Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com In the early 1950s, my father ran a gas station on Governors Island, a military base in
Alfred W McCoy
A Tale Fit For A John le Carré Novel (Only It Actually Happened)
Managing Editor, TomDispatch.com
If McCoy told you his story over a whiskey, you’d be obliged to buy the next round. It’s that kind of tale.
POOL New / Reuters
A Modern Edward Gibbon
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com I was 12. It was 1956. I lived in New York City and was a youthful history buff. (I should
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
FROM OUR PARTNERS
What's Working: Purpose + Profit
First-person essays, features, interviews and Q&As about life today.
Sign up here to have the best stories delivered straight to your inbox.