World Beat Newsletter
Liberal democracy contains within it the very seeds of the American empire's destruction.
We think we're helping them. They think we're out to destroy their way of life.
For some bizarre reason, U.S. observers expect the latest Chinese leader to suddenly tear off his clothes and reveal a Captain America suit underneath.
There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.
What would happen if we stopped playing games with Iran?
The financial crisis and the Occupy movement have challenged Left-Right distinctions and prompted calls for an entirely new economic order.
Is global violence really at an all-time low?
When we focus our analysis on personalities like Assad in Syria or Kim Jong Un in North Korea, we succumb to our own personality cult.
Dress them up in black, put some Goth makeup on them, give them a name like The Apocalyptics, and the Republican candidates would fit right in with the head-banger crowd.
Millions of people have thronged the streets of cities all over the world this last year to protest the influence of money on power--the corruption in Mubarak's Egypt and Ben Ali's Tunisia, the malign effects of Wall Street and other financial institutions, the power elite in Russia.