The Disappointments of War in a World of Unintended Consequences

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by Tom Engelhardt It may be hard to believe now, but in 1970 the protest song “War,” sung by Edwin Starr, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That was at the height of the Vietnam antiwar movement and… Continue Reading  

Why Did We Invade Iraq?

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by Charles Davis  I was 18 years old and as dumb as an 18-year-old, and even I knew we were invading Iraq for no good reason and that thousands of good people were going to die awful deaths because of… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Arc of Instability: Destabilizing the World One Region at a Time

By Nick Turse Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch It’s a story that should take your breath away: the destabilization of what, in the Bush years, used to be called “the arc of instability.”  It involves at least 97 countries,… Continue Reading