Protest or Revolution?

john nichols

*+-Nick Capo: Even if the new democracies survive or the power of corrupt plutocrats is counterbalanced again, reformers will need new ideas and better models to prevent decades of suffering for millions, perhaps billions, of people.

Robert’s Rules of Torpor

democracy

*+-Brad Parker: I call on the leadership of the Party to “Change the Rules” and “democratize” the Democratic Party.

War Politics: Numb and Number

Senator Wayne Morse

*+-Norman Solomon: While the escalating disaster of war in Afghanistan keeps setting deadly blazes, the few anti-war voices on Capitol Hill usually sound like people whispering “Fire!”

The March of Folly, Continued

tuchman

*+-To understand what’s up with President Obama as he escalates the war in Afghanistan, there may be no better place to look than a book published 25 years ago. The March of Folly, by historian Barbara Tuchman, is a chilling assessment of how very smart people in power can do very stupid things – how […]