May 19, 2022

Cruel Britannia

George Orwell said, “It’s so easy to be witty about the British Empire.” As in the throwaway line that English people had conquered the world...| More
May 12, 2022

100 Seconds to Midnight

On the famous clock-face of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the time now is 100 seconds before midnight. Meaning: humankind is closer to nuclear doomsday...| More
May 5, 2022

A Dangerous Puzzle

It’s Iran, again, at the center of a tricky, dangerous puzzle. Four years after Donald Trump broke out of the nuclear ban agreement, Iran is...| More
April 28, 2022

Grain War

Try this, to get a fresh grip on the war in Ukraine, and its effects still to come: we’ve got a food war in the...| More
April 21, 2022

How Do We Look?

We are encouraged to believe, we Americans, that if anything good for the world comes out of the war in Ukraine, it will be that...| More
April 14, 2022

Real Questions for the Realist

Twenty questions this hour on the war in Ukraine. For starters: will the war end in April? May? Maybe June? Who gets to announce the...| More
April 7, 2022

War in Yemen

We’re engulfed by war, rumors of war, videos of war, crimes of war—are we looking at ‘end times’ approaching? Or just the dead end of...| More
March 31, 2022

Moral Realism

The war questions are back, you notice—in everyday America: the talk of risk, the chance of ruin, the push and pull of righteousness, restraint; and...| More
March 24, 2022

How to Stop Burning Things

When Bill McKibben looks at the war in Ukraine, what he sees is a chapter, maybe the very last one, in the chronicle of a...| More
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