Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal is managing editor of The Progressive. He has interviewed the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and John Kenneth Galbraith for the magazine.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:30pm
What’s Behind the GOP’s Muslim Bashing?
Recent Muslim-bashing comments by Ben Carson and Donald Trump follow a path blazed by other GOP candidates in the race. Bobby Jindal earlier this year falsely asserted that several British cities have no-go zones where non-Muslims can’t enter. And Rand Paul recently commented that immigrants from...
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Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 3:30pm
Chattanooga Shooting Fuels Anti-Muslim Reaction
Never mind the fact that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, was gravely mentally troubled and abused alcohol and drugs. Also never mind that, by some estimates, rightwing extremists have killed five times as many people in the United States since 9/11 as have fundamentalist Muslims. The...
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:45pm
Kaplan’s Cure for the Middle East: Imperialism
The solution to the current mess in the Middle East is to bring back imperialism—that’s what an influential foreign policy thinker is straight-facedly claiming. Robert Kaplan has been dispensing advice for decades on how to manage the world, and his words have often been heeded. In the mid-1990s,...
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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 8:00am
"Missing" Verdict: U.S. Guilty in Chile
In a remarkable judicial verdict in Chile, the U.S. government has been held responsible for the deaths of two of its own countrymen 40 years ago. “The United States military intelligence services played a pivotal role in setting up the murders of two American citizens in 1973, providing the...
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 3:21pm
After Sikh Temple Killings, We Need To Take Hate Seriously
One year after the Sikh temple massacre in Oak Creek, Wis., we still aren’t grappling seriously enough with intolerance. The gunman who shot down six worshippers on Aug. 5, 2012, before turning his pistol on himself, was motivated by bigotry. Wade Michael Page had a dubious history.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 9:21am
Obama Shouldn’t Have Chosen Susan Rice
Susan Rice will bring considerable baggage to her role as National Security Adviser.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:11am
Austerity is Killing Us
The economic poison of austerity is literally killing thousands, as a recent book so superbly makes clear.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 8:54am
Indian Court Ruling Victory for Patients Around the World
An Indian court just granted a huge victory to the sick all over the planet.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 8:49am
Wall Street Execs Should Face Criminal Consequences
Another day, another Wall Street scandal—and yet another instance where the perpetrators will quite certainly get little more than a slap on the wrist.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:11am
John Kerry Continues Tradition of Appeasing Saudis
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