JoAnn Wypijewski, a former senior editor of The Nation, is based in New York City.
Articles by this author
Friday, August 31, 2012
For Julian Assange, Justice Foreclosed
Every once in a while, a situation arises that so completely captures the spirit of the time—in this case, the horror moving like an amoeba under the surface of our pleasant days, our absurd distractions, our seemingly serious politics—that ordinary assumptions, ordinary arguments and their limited conclusions serve only to obliterate honesty, and so any hope of grappling with the real. Such is the case of Julian Assange now.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Damned Weaklings: The Army's Abuse of Its Own Extends Far Beyond Walter Reed
Accidents," Alexander Cockburn once wrote, "are normalcy raised to the level of drama." The same may be said for scandal, the shocking event that turns out not to have been so shocking after all once the tape is rewound, the warning signs exquisitely detailed and the "big picture" filled in.