Juan Cole: The American War from Hell, 20 Years Later
The Iraq War ruined what credibility America had as a pillar of international order in the global south and gave Putin cover for his own atrocity.
Nan Levinson: Is There a World Beyond War?
Women have been at the forefront of peace actions since Lysistrata organized the women of ancient Greece to deny men sex until they ended the Peloponnesian War.
Kimberly Parish Davis: Forever and Ever
…they watched television or surfed around the Internet for news about what was going on in Palestine. There had been a lot of fighting—a lot of bombed out buildings. One website told about the attack at the School where Hanna’s little brother was killed, and she was probably dealing with that while Emma was news surfing.
Nan Levinson: The Antiwar Movement That Wasn’t Enough
The Wars We Couldn’t End
James Dubinsky: Veterans turned poets can help bridge divides
Today, there are approximately 20.17 million veterans – 7 percent of the U.S. population. That’s more than 20 million stories, along with the stories of their loved ones. Sometimes poetry is the most effective way to capture both the ambiguity and the story.
Tom Engelhardt: The Forbidden Word
Is America a Failed Empire?