Arab Spring and Changing Times

November 25th, 2011

By Dan Miller This video raises questions about how much change Arab Spring is bringing:


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At the Movies: Rising Up Down South

November 23rd, 2011

By Jan Barry The myriad marches, sit-ins, camp-ins and other protest demonstrations sweeping across America these days didn’t spring up out of nowhere. Such actions against entrenched injustice were honed in the civil rights movement that shook up authorities in the 1950s and 1960s. That movement energized and inspired a groundswell of grassroots movements against […]


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Why Is the Libya War a Wrong War?

August 8th, 2011

by John H.M. Smith I have been arguing with those who support NATO action in Libya for quite a long time.  Now let’s try a different approach, applying a little logic, asking three questions about the origin of this war: 1.  Did the rebels have a choice? The answer is “no.”  From the beginning of […]


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President Obama and Freedom

May 26th, 2011

By Dan Miller President Obama has lauded democracy in many of his speeches but has seldom used the word “freedom.” There can be democracy without freedom (sometimes we call it mobocracy), and maybe even freedom without democracy; the words are not synonymous. In many countries, lack of freedom eviscerates even the pretense of democracy. Venezuela […]


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Secretary Clinton Speaks the, er, Truth

May 21st, 2011

By Dan Miller Clinton gives a maddening speech, full of omissions, on Latin America. Secretary Clinton delivered an address on May 11 at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas. Here are some of its lowlights. Climate Change We Must Believe In [W]e are building flexible multilateral partnerships to help us address the strategic challenges […]


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