Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated by Gore Vidal, Why Do People Hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies, “What We Think of America” Granta Issue 77, “Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after September 11,” The South Atlantic Quarterly Spring

Todd Gitlin Responds

If wishes were arguments, the strongest argument for an American war would be the most ambitious-the wish, or prayer, that by deposing Saddam Hussein and occupying Iraq, the United States would install the first democratic regime in the Arab world, …

Empire and Myopia

There are some who think that because the United States has global interests and a heart of gold, it is entitled to act just as it pleases, economically and militarily, anywhere it pleases-not a bad first approximation to the classical …

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