Iowa-born and Paris-based, William Pfaff (1928-2015) critiqued the U.S.’s messianic foreign policy for the disasters it would produce.
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The Baltimore riots follow a chronological pattern of violence that has persisted throughout U.S. history.
Bryan Burrough’s new chronicle of domestic terror in the Vietnam era fails to find the bloodiest culprits.
As the Supreme Court hears arguments, catch-up on our most interesting essays on the issue.
Listen to the community leaders in Sandtown, not the talking heads on CNN.
He was the only Republican senator to vote against the Iraq War—and Hillary voted for it. Now he’s thinking of challenging her for the Democratic nomination.
Republicans once stood for peace through strength, not endless war.
His father’s Cold War rhetoric shows how to present peace to Republicans.
New Urbanism rediscovers centuries of walkable wisdom.
Restrictionist rhetoric that would be unthinkable in the U.S. has moved into mainstream European publications.
The pontiff recognizes the Armenian genocide of a century ago, but can he do more about today’s wars and injustices?
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