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Category: Foreign Policy

Letters: French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class

by | Jan 1, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

To The Editor: I recently read Steven Pressman’s article “French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class” (The Washington Spectator, August 2018) and was surprised to read that the middle class comprises 50% of the population. Frankly I thought that was high and I wondered if Mr. Pressman could define the middle class. Before I […]

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Letter From Vietnam

by Ian Williams | Nov 3, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

I recently excavated a British newspaper picture of me in a phalanx of demonstrators charging the American Embassy in London in 1969 to protest the war in Vietnam. People in Britain were angry about the war even without the goad of possible conscription and deployment, and the protest came very close to breaking the police […]

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Letter From Australia

by Phillip Frazer | Oct 15, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

I arrived in New York in 1976 intending to spend a few weeks investigating the role Washington had played in the downfall of the Australian government the previous year—and got waylaid for 37 years in America. A lot happened over those decades: I met a feisty New York labor activist named Cydney and we had […]

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Trump's Potemkin Wall

Trump Plots Potemkin Wall

by Lou Dubose | Sep 28, 2017 | Environment, Foreign Policy, Politics, Uncategorized

In January 2018, contractors working for the Department of Homeland Security will begin to fulfill what Donald Trump has promised: building “a big, beautiful wall” that will separate the United States of America from Los Estados Unidos de Mexico. The path of least resistance to breaking ground on the first segment of the controversial border […]

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DEA Scrambles to Increase Budget Tapping Funds from War on Terror

by Belén Fernández | Aug 16, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

In February 2016, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced that, with the help of some European partners, it had partially busted a “massive” drug trafficking and money-laundering operation being conducted by “Lebanese Hezbollah’s External Security Organization Business Affairs Component (BAC).” Observers familiar with repeated U.S. attempts to stigmatize Hezbollah with the narco-terrorist label should […]

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