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For those interested in the subject, I’ll be on a panel tomorrow morning to talk about “Parties of God”, my piece in the March issue of the magazine that argues for American diplomatic engagement with Islamist political movements.
The panel is part of a conference organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington. (Incidentally, the 3.1 million square foot Trade Center is a fitting tribute to the man who promoted small government but ran up the largest deficits in American history–until now.)
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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“I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.”