Eric Margolis

Columnist and author Eric Margolis is a veteran of many conflicts in the Middle East, Margolis recently was featured in a special appearance on Britain’s Sky News TV as “the man who got it right” in his predictions about the dangerous risks and entanglements the US would face in Iraq. His latest book is American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 10:00am
The Grim Reaper Knocks on Greece's Door
PARIS – As the squalid drama of Greece’s bankruptcy unfolds, many alarmists claim the European Union is about to disintegrate. British and Americans are cheering the ills of the EU. On top of all this, it’s a blazing 39.8 C here in the City of Light. In spite of all the bad news from Greece, we...
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:30am
The Rohingya - Adrift on a Sea of Sorrows
When is genocide not really genocide? When the victims are small, impoverished brown people no wants or cares about – Burma’s Rohingya. Their plight has finally commanded some media attention because of the suffering of Rohingya boat people, 7,000 of whom continue to drift in the waters of the...
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Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 9:15am
Young Kim and His Underwater Nukes
This week, North Korea’s dynastic leader, Kim Jong-un, was beaming from ear to ear as a Pukgeukseong-1 missile shot out of the water, apparently launched by a new “Sinpo” class strategic submarine. For Kim, Christmas arrived early. The United States and South Korea publicly sneered at the missiles...
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:45pm
The Ghosts of Vietnam Should Haunt Us, But Don't
It was 1967. The war in Vietnam was raging. I was 24 years old, just out of graduate school in New York City. Cambridge University had accepted me to do a doctorate history. But no. In a burst of youthful patriotism, I concluded it was every citizen’s duty to join the armed forces in wartime. So I...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:45pm
No People Have an Exclusive on Suffering (or Brutality)
It’s good and right that we commemorate the mass killing in the Ottoman Empire during World War I of between 500,000 and 1.5 million Armenians. Many nations now call the slaughter of 1915-1916 as “genocide.” This week the 100 th anniversary of the notorious event was observed. Pope Francis and the...
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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:30am
How to Deal With the Iranian Genii?
The deal reached in Lausanne, Switzerland by Iran and five powers, led by the US, appears to be about nuclear capability. In fact, the real issue was not nuclear weapons, which Iran does not now possess, but Iran’s potential geopolitical power. Iran, a nation of 80.8 million, has been bottled up...
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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:00am
Can Buhari Rescue Nigeria from Itself?
Africa’s most populous nation has just achieved something very important. This week Nigeria’s voters handed a landslide victory to former president, Muhammadu Buhari. Equally impressive, the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, became the first Nigerian leader in 55 years to democratically cede...
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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 9:30am
Terror in the Sky
The horror of the Germanwings suicide-mass murder hits me with particular force because I went through a similar nightmare myself, and because I know very well the exact Alpine area where the doomed airliner crashed. The passengers aboard the ill-fated German A320 aircraft must have had 3-5 minutes...
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Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 8:30am
The Best Congress Money Can Buy
Be proud, America! You have the very best Congress that money can buy. It’s no secret that many in the House and Senate have long been corrupted by money and special interests. The constant need to advertise on TV makes all politicians slaves of the money lenders and other big donors. The great...
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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10:15am
Fascism is Coming Alive Again
The wildly exaggerated threat of so-called Islamic terrorism is being shamelessly used by some western governments to boost their flagging fortunes at a time of economic malaise. Marketing fear is a sure-fire political ploy, as the Bush administration showed. But if you think promotion of “...
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