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The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

Appealing to jingoism is certainly easier than prompting national introspection, but is priming an audience for blood what we call art today?
“Argo” and Hollywood’s Muslim Problem

"Argo" and Hollywood's Muslim Problem

While well-intentioned, "Argo" falls into the common Hollywood trap of making Muslims into a monolithic Green Menace.
Down with Drone War Silence

Down with Drone War Silence

A hole in the ground, stained in blood, where a family once lived peacefully--is this to be the calling card of America's counterterrorism campaign in Pakistan?
Pepsi, Pot, Porn…and Politics

Pepsi, Pot, Porn...and Politics

The false contradictions of bin Laden's life on the run.
Democracy Doesn’t Equal Instability

Democracy Doesn't Equal Instability

As the current revolts in the Middle East demonstrate, the democracy-versus-stability debate rests on a false dichotomy.
Blackwater: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Blackwater: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

The Obama administration continues to award contracts to the private military contractor Blackwater/Xe, despite its seriously troubled history.
Prolonging the Gaza Failure

Prolonging the Gaza Failure

The blockade of Gaza has not achieved its goal of removing Hamas from power or moderating its positions. The power of Hamas has only become more entrenched.

Coverups in Afghanistan

The Pentagon's slow response to civilian deaths and subsequent cover-ups points to a much deeper problem in U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

Fort Hood: The War at Home

The tragic effects of the policies that motivate those abroad to attack U.S. soldiers have finally hit home in a direct and devastating way.

Strategic Dialogue: Counterterrorism in South Asia

Fouad Pervez and Sharad Joshi argue over the best way to move forward with U.S.-Pakistan relations.

A Better Alliance with Pakistan

The United States has to abandon its military approach to fighting terrorism and turn Pakistan into a true ally.

The Real Crisis in Pakistan

Hint: It’s not religious extremists.

In the News

The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

Truthout | February 28, 2013

The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

AlterNet | February 27, 2013

Down with Drone War Silence

Antiwar.com | November 24, 2012

Down with Drone War Silence

Common Dreams | November 21, 2012

Pepsi, Pot, Porn...and Politics

Truthout | June 11, 2011