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News Abroad


  • An Act Of Betrayal And Infamy

    by Alon Ben-Meir

    To think that the President would sell America’s interests and abandon its allies for the sake of personal financial gain is not merely outrageous but criminal. 


  • The Middle East: Must We Fight Forever?

    by Harlow Giles Unger

    Almost 235 years have elapsed since John Adams warned against America’s first military involvement in the Arab world. The United States today seems well on the way to fulfilling Adams’s prophecy that we will “fight them forever.”


  • Searching for El Dorado: The Colonial Fantasy of the Amazon

    by Ed Simon

    There is a direct ideological thread that runs from the early explorers of the Caribbean and South America and the current environmental catastrophe unfolding in the Brazilian rainforest as fire burns its way across the length of a land which was once called paradise. 


  • Can Muslims get a fair shake in India?

    by B.Z. Khasru

    By scraping Kashmir's special autonomy status, Modi has taken a dangerous step toward implementing the vision of his ultra-nationalist party's spiritual guru, the late V.D. Savarkar.


  • When Clowns Rule the World

    by Michael A. Genovese

    Why are so many world leaders today literal or figurative clowns? Our century has ushered in the Age of the Clown Politician.


  • Is Stonehenge a Tourist Rip-Off?

    by Ken West

    If Stonehenge is to be restored to its rightful heritage then it must be reengaged with the River Avon and its tribal lands. Only then can we interpret the astounding achievement of these prehistoric people.   


  • Fictional History, Patriotism, and the Fight for Scottish Independence

    by LuAnn McCracken Fletcher

    As promoters of Scotland as a tourist destination continue to embrace “tartan heritage” in an effort to support Scotland’s important tourist industry, they unwittingly reinforce a version of history that serves the purpose of political propaganda, rather than disseminating a nuanced understanding of Scotland’s past.