Harry Blain

Harry Blain

Harry Blain is a PhD student at the City University of New York majoring in International Relations.

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Court rulings against the no-fly list and terror watch list are providing an opening for bigger pushback against the war on terror’s erosion of liberties. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Monday, October 28, 2019
How the Judiciary Is Chipping Away at the War on Terror
In times of war, the law often does fall silent . The U.S. Supreme Court, in all its independence and courage, has endorsed concentration camps , censorship , sham military tribunals , and guilt by association at various points in its history. Textbooks and television sell us the caricature of...
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Klu Klux Klan rally on the National Mall, 1926. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Should We Fight a War on White Terrorism?
Although its precise scale is hard to measure, violent white supremacy is clearly a problem in the United States. From El Paso to Pittsburgh, the fears and fantasies of an immigrant invasion, a liberal Jewish betrayal, and a righteous race war have motivated surgically targeted slaughter. With law...
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A Japanese-American internment camp in Colorado (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
American Concentration Camps, Then and Now
In our history textbooks, “Japanese internment,” as it’s carelessly called, features as a mistake, blunder, or brief departure from constitutional piety following the trauma of Pearl Harbor. The summary detention of 120,000 people of Japanese descent — around 80,000 of whom were American citizens...
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Saturday, June 09, 2018
Wars Come and Go in Gaza, But Economic Violence Is Every Day
“They just seem — well — less developed, less innovative, less productive than the Israelis.” This was one of the many objections I faced during a recent attempt to secure support for a petition condemning the 12-year siege of Gaza. While it seemed honest, it was also probably influenced by a time-...
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 "International politics is inherently dishonest and hypocritical, especially when incumbent and emerging superpowers are involved." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, April 26, 2018
America’s Hypocrisy on Free Trade Is Dangerous
How did the United States get rich? The textbooks tell us it was the “free enterprise” genie. The Founding Fathers, they say, had the foresight to construct a political and economic vision of a commercial republic, committed to private property, open markets, and individual liberty. Slavery was the...
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Friday, November 24, 2017
The US Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms, and the Cost Is Astonishing
Overwhelmed with stories of high-level indictments, intrigues, investigations, and scandals, the American public can be forgiven for missing revelations about an issue of some importance: our nuclear weapons. Thanks to an October 31 report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), we now have a 30-...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
The U.S. Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms, and the Cost Is Astonishing
Overwhelmed with stories of high-level indictments, intrigues, investigations, and scandals, the American public can be forgiven for missing revelations about an issue of some importance: our nuclear weapons. Thanks to an October 31 report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), we now have a 30-...
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Weapons companies are cashing in on perhaps the world's worst humanitarian disaster — the Saudi-led destruction of Yemen. Views
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
What Happened to the Arms Trade Treaty?
April 2, 2013 was an unusually happy day at UN headquarters in New York. After years of pressure from civil society groups, the General Assembly adopted a new treaty establishing “the highest possible common standards” for regulating the “international trade in conventional arms.” The Arms Trade...
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