Walter Moss: Unmentioned by conservatives is the fact that the greatest critic of appeasement, Winston Churchill, advocated an alliance with Soviet Russia in order to deal with the greater threat of Nazism.
Murray Polner: So it’s now official gospel: Americans are scared and whenever the next terrorist act occurs, temperatures will soar, and as our past bears out, bad things will surely happen as ambitious politicians, goaded by the mass media, rush to avenge the criminals, guilty or not.
Murray Polner: Now, with the rise of ISIS, there is the haunting fear that in pursuit of ISIS and similar groups, the blind will once again lead the blind and the crucial lessons to be learned will be ignored.
War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification, by Jeff Halper, Pluto Press n his necessary, dystopic book, Jeff Halper shows how Israel’s choice of warfare in 1948 — what Abba Eban in 1949 called choosing the doctrine of “established fact” over “prior consent” — has led to the “Jewish State” being in the […]
Terrence Fitzgerald: Take for example the current conservative darling, medically brilliant, and foreign policy and social commentator wag, Ben Carson who has recently inserted foot into mouth with his unapologetic comparison between rabid dogs and Syrian refugees.
Gareth Porter: Obama’s Europeans allies as well as US national security officials have urged the United State to downgrade the official US aim of achieving the departure of Bashar al-Assad from Syria.
Janet Phelan: The secret history of relations between the United States and Israel has been fraught with betrayal and sabotage. It is a history of duplicity and fakery, one painted with smiles and handshakes, while the hidden hand is poised to attack.
David Love: Not only did his words make light of the Holocaust and wreak of Holocaust denial, it also set up the Palestinians for current and future reprisals against them. Surely, Netanyahu is paving the way for the next perennial bombing of Gaza.
John Hanrahan: Do these editors really believe that one major drone story every year or so is all that is required, even in the face of vital new information published by a competitor?
Gareth Porter: Certain narratives about episodes and issues in recent history have become so unanimously accepted among political and media elites as to be virtually unchallengeable in media reporting.
Abba A. Solomon: The freedom that Jewish refugees from the Russian empire found, in the Lower East Side, was both the freedom to be a Jew, and the freedom to be more than a Jew.
Michael Hertz: Is Obama setting us up for another Gulf of Tonkin situation? Our soldiers go into Syria, they get attacked by ISIL, and suddenly we are told that we must defend our country’s honor and defeat ISIL.
Nora Lester Murad: Between the stabbing and lynching and stoning and demolishing, some people are appealing for calm. But sadly, when things are calm the most we can hope for is more talk about more talk.