World Beat Newsletter

Missionary Zeal

While the media debates endlessly whether America can overcome racism and sexism and finally elect an African-American commander-in-chief or a female to the White House, there’s been very little consideration of what it might mean to have a former missionary in the Oval Office.

What Happens Next?

If I want to command the attention of my friends at a bar or a restaurant, I don't say, "Hey, I've got this great analysis to share with you."

Fashion Statement

If you're going to throw rocks at the government, you'd better dress up for the occasion.

The Taiwan that Roared

For all the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics and the high performance of Taiwan’s economy, the island is something of an embarrassment to the international community. Taiwan looks like a state. It acts like a state. But only two dozen other countries recognize Taiwan as a state.

A Modest Proposal

When the Bush administration tried earlier to push through a comprehensive immigration reform bill, anti-immigrant groups unleashed a grassroots protest over the proposed amnesty measures and helped to defeat the bill.

The Grim Numbers

For many Americans, -- 3,834 U.S. soldiers dead, 27,753 wounded -- quantify the tragedy of Iraq. It's all about us: our invasion, our occupation, our losses.

Divest Now?

The anti-sweatshop campaigns, the protests against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the mobilizations against free-trade agreements have all been an education in the global economy that is rarely found in the classroom.

We Get Religion

I pray for the day when the scales fall from our leaders' eyes, they expiate their political sins, and Washington is wholly transfigured.

Art as Jujitsu

War grabs the headlines, and anti-war art grabs our attention. They do so with some of the same tools: guns, bombs, and body counts.
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