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Zombies and World War Z: An Apocalypse for Liberals

by James Berger | Jul 19, 2013 | Economy, Foreign Policy

Our fantasies of the predatory and non-conscious undead have something to do with the impasses in our social-political lives. Our social-political-economic world is founded on predation and unshakeable hierarchies. No other world is imaginable. How can it be changed? We find ourselves unable to say. But we can imagine how it could be destroyed. Asteroids, […]

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Obama Is Right, Stay Out of Syria

by Doug Daniels | Jul 19, 2013 | Foreign Policy

In Lebanon, opposition to the minority government led to 15 years of brutal civil war. At the time, President Ronald Reagan was harshly criticized for withdrawing our troops after the bombing of our marine barracks in Beirut. Dire predictions were made by The Hawks who insisted it would erode our credibility and embolden the Soviets. […]

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Netanyahu’s New Push for War

by M.J. Rosenberg | Jul 17, 2013 | Foreign Policy

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned that Iran is about to cross the nuclear red line and the U.S. had better do something about it. The election of Hassan Rowhani, a moderate president, is a game changer and likely means Iran will slow down its nuclear project. That’s good but not good enough for Israel’s […]

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Pull the Plug on the Peace Process

by M.J. Rosenberg | Jul 1, 2013 | Foreign Policy

I am not impressed by Secretary of State John Kerry’s failed but energetic attempt to broker a deal between Israelis and Palestinians. It’s not that I don’t think his heart is in the right place. I know from conversations with him when he was in the Senate that he totally gets what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict […]

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Dreaming the American Dream in Mexico

by Win Vitkowsky | Jun 28, 2013 | Foreign Policy, Media

Make a call to Time-Warner Cable’s customer service and you may find yourself talking to an American—in Mexico City. According to Jill Anderson, the author of Los Otros Dreamers, a forthcoming book about young Mexican-American adults who have been deported or who returned on their own volition, there is an industry growing in Mexico City […]

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