Politics


How To Forgive Your Torturer

By Ariel Dorfman

One man's journey of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Don’t Walk Away from War — It’s Not the American Way

By Tom Englehardt

The author of this blog writes that while a commitment to a military-first attitude may be the American way, it has not made the world a safer or freer place.


Choreographed War and Other Aspects of the World’s Greatest Game

By Eduardo Galeano

Considered by many as the world's greatest game, soccer's historical expansion into Latin America highlighted certain realities of sports fanaticism.


Feminism Has Just Started (and It’s Not Stopping Now)

By Rebecca Solnit

Feminism and women's rights are like Pandora's Box, in that even if they are closed off by law or mandate, the ideas will be forever free.


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Resisting the Vietnam War Draft

By Bruce Dancis

Bruce Dancis reminisces on his history and highlights of resisting the Vietnam War draft as a student at Cornell University.


Glenn Greenwald: How I Met Edward Snowden

by Glenn Greenwald

A shortened and adapted version of Chapter 1 of Glenn Greenwald’s new book, "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Security State."


The Three Faces of Drone Warfare

By Pratap Chatterjee

The advent of drone warfare has brought into sharp focus the detachment between soldier and target.


American Imperialism: An Origin Story

By Camilla Fojas

The roots of American imperialism can be traced back to the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, when the United States suddenly gained territorial holdings overseas.



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