Between now and the November election, the public and the political professionals expect me to behave like a traditional candidate. Avoid important issues and instead focus on abstractions like “change” and non-political, lifestyle issues like for or against abortion, gay marriage and owning machine guns. I’m supposed to support the deportation of...
The overwhelming public sentiment against Iraq will turn to Afghanistan as casualty rates continue or accelerate.
After six plus years, the war in Afghanistan drags on. The media occasionally cites casualties, but if it doesn’t involve National Football League veteran Pat Tillman’s execution by his own comrades, Afghanistan gets sparse attention....
The death toll after the US defeat in Vietnam 40 years ago is a terrifying pointer for the Iraq retreat
Versions of the article below appeared in The Guardian and The Hindu
This week marks the 40th anniversary of an event that seemed to turn the world upside down.
George W. Bush has led the United States from a bright dream toward an incipient nightmare.
Look at 2008 symbolically! Some 60 years ago, the United States emerged as the world power. Henry Luce formally announced the arrival of “The American Century” even before the country entered World War II. Luce thought the United States should become the...