DAN ELLSBERG: MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD

By Saul Landau In 2005, teaching a history class to university juniors and seniors, I mentioned the Vietnam War. I noticed glazed looks in the eyes of several students. I asked a young woman born about a decade after that war had ended: “You know when the Vietnam War occurred, right?” She wrinkled her brow, […]

Can Obama Succeed in Afghanistan?

In a major foreign policy speech on Tuesday, US President Obama announced the sending of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The fact that he gave the speech at West Point military academy, the single most prestigious US military academy, was significant. As the chief arbiter and representative of the different factions of the US state […]