World Beat Newsletter

Democratic Shocks

What happened to the inevitable wave of democracy reaching every shore?

Pearl Harbor, Part II?

The Japanese attacked us 68 years ago. The Pentagon is bracing for Pearl Harbor, part II.

The Dancing Cure

David Alan Harris tells the riveting story of how young men in Sierra Leone, who show no outward emotion about their past atrocities, slowly come to terms with their experiences — through dance.
It would be truly breathtaking if George W. Bush -- or any of the architects of the U.S. foreign policy fiascos of the 21st century -- donned a hair shirt, repented of his actions, and performed an ideological about-face.

Twenty Years Later

Twenty years later, we are still waiting for our invitation to the Cold War's funeral.
If Wes Craven decided to make a horror movie out of the last year of U.S. politics, he would definitely cast Dick Cheney as the monster that can't be silenced.

Quaker Utopias

What would it look like if Quakers ruled the world?

Abolition Follies

The risk of proliferation has made abolitionists out of the sternest of Cold Warriors.

Capitalist Pigs

The term "money laundering" suggests that the more often dirty money changes hands, the cleaner it gets but globalization just moves the dirt around.
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