Posts Tagged: Democracy

The Syrian Labyrinth

Reese Erlich's new book on Syria combines on-the-ground reporting with an encyclopedic background in the region’s history.

Obama: Into Africa

President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.

Coup Fever

Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
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