Regions / North America
We are like the British at the end of World War II: desperately trying to shore up an empire that we never needed and can no longer afford, using methods that often resemble those of failed empires of the past.
What’s the point of retaliating to a nuclear attack that destroys your country?
Rajiv Chandrasekaran's new book, Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan, details the bureaucratic infighting that sunk America's war in Afghanistan.
From Assad redefining a presidency to death-squads redefining war crimes.
The best thing the American Empire can do is prepare the world for its eventual collapse.
When James Senenbrenner, the congressman who introduced the Patriot Act, can’t stomach the NSA’s data collection programs, you know they’re in trouble.
Philanthropists use microlending and financial literacy programs to conscript world’s poor into the service of free markets.
“The Act of Killing” sheds light on Indonesian mass killings that were even more uncalled for than most atrocities.
Bear in mind, that’s while also playing to the cheap seats: John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel.
Missile defense drives other states to build their nuclear-weapons arsenals, but depletes the United States’s own missile stockpile because its inaccuracy necessitates launching a hail of interceptors.