Views for 2010-11-27

Saturday, November 27, 2010
Matthew Rothschild
Keeping Perspective on North Korea
When the current Korean crisis emerged, I immediately contacted the wisest person I know on the subject. His name is Gene Matthews, and he spent decades in South Korea as a missionary who was active...
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John Nichols
Official Washington Worries WikiLeak Will Reveal Inconsistent Approach to Terror
Usually, when a WikiLeaks document dump is in the offering, US officials play like it could not possibly matter. "More of the same," "nothing new," "just a repeat of what everyone was already aware...
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Christopher Brauchli
Flying Unfriendly Skies
I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. — Robert Louis Stevenson
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Harvey Wasserman
The War in Afghanistan is Not about Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan is about perpetual war, not Afghanistan. It's about preventing democracy in the United States, not bringing it to Southwest Asia. And it is the tombstone of the Obama...
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Andy Worthington
Debating Defenders of a Kafkaesque Justice System
I first heard from Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution about two years ago, when he was conducting research into the cases of the prisoners held at Guantánamo, for a project entitled, " The...
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Wangari Maathai
Cancún Must Be About More Than Climate Change
Twelve months ago I stood up in front of heads of state at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen and told them that they could not negotiate with the climate; they would have to negotiate with each...
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