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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The coming crackdown
A father and son’s story
A European human rights court hands down the first binding decision against Bush-era rendition techniques
A golden age for the freelance soldier
How America makes its enemies disappear
By Andrew J. Bacevich, in the August 15 issue of Commonweal. Bacevich is a professor of international relations at Boston University and the author, most recently, of The Limits of…
From a February 2003 video recording of an interrogation by Canadian officials of Omar Khadr, a Canadian national accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and currently held at…
From the minutes of a Counter Resistance Strategy Meeting, held October 2, 2002, at Guantánamo Bay. The minutes, which paraphrase comments and questions from the meeting, were released June 17…
The new economy of catastrophe
From the Forum “Undoing Bush” On a rainy day in 1945, soon after U.S. troops had entered the German concentration camp at Dachau, the American commanding officer mounted a stage.…
From the Forum “Undoing Bush” It has always been the case that failed wars damage armies and sometimes break them. So it is with Iraq, unless remedies intervene soon enough.…