Uprising of ISIS: How the Jihadist Group Became a Household Name

By Loretta Napoleoni

The recent uprising of ISIS can be attributed to its focus on fear propaganda and implementation of technology to both recruit members and disperse threats to the public.

The Lone-Wolf Terror Trap

By Matthew Harwood

Why the cure for lone-wolf terrorists will be worse than the disease.

Utne Reader Bookshelf: Politics

A selection of books that pique our interest.

More and War

By Tom Engelhardt

The Tao of Washington: The unwillingness of our government to explore new options in the 21st century.


The Kill Box: A Temporary Zone of Slaughter

By Grégoire Chamayou

How kill boxes and drone technology are changing the world into a giant hunting ground with no borders or escape.

Letter to a Young Army Ranger (from an Old One)

By Rory Fanning

Why the Global War on Terror shouldn’t be your battle.

In Pursuit of Happiness but Not Better Employment Benefits

By Claude S. Fischer

Author and sociologist Claude S. Fischer attempts to discover why Americans are reluctant to seek better employment benefits and catch up to their European counterparts.

Why No One Remembers Those Who Struggle for Peace

By Adam Hochschild

It’s time to break with tradition and honor anti-war protestors in pursuit of the struggle for peace as well as veterans.

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