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  • Originally published 10/03/2017

    26 Gun murders (equiv. 130) in England vs. *11,004* in US Annually

    Juan Cole

    The United States continues to be peculiar in handing out powerful magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants one and not requiring background checks on private purchases even if these are made at gun shows or by persons with a history of mental illness.

  • Originally published 06/17/2016

    How does Orlando massacre fit in US history?

    Mass violence has "a long, ugly history" in America, said Katherine Grandjean, history professor at Wellesley College. "It's a pattern as old as the nation and goes back long before even into the colonial roots."

  • Originally published 06/14/2016

    A New Way Forward After Orlando

    Max Boot

    The way to finally defeat ISIS is not simply by dropping more bombs is to woo Sunnis in Syria and Iraq away from ISIS by offering them a political end-state they can support.

  • Originally published 11/18/2013

    War Was Becoming Obsolete in 1884?

    William J. Astore

    The American philosopher John Fiske predicted war would become obsolete in his 1884 "The Destiny of Man."