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From PTSD to dissenting.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
During the Cold War, the “police apparatus” was held up as a prime example of Soviet repression. Yet in its efforts to fight subversives, the United States ended up with its own carceral state.
Wars may begin like they always have, but they no longer end as they once did. We need an ethics of war termination to hold politicians accountable.
In 2001, three frameworks for handling international crises emerged. Two have failed, but the third—the Caribbean movement for reparations—may still have something to tell us.
With virtually no democratic oversight and over 6,500 missiles in the United States alone, the use of nuclear weapons is almost inevitable. So why is it so hard to think about nuclear war?
Elaine Scarry, Rachel Ablow
The Doomsday Clock is set to two minutes to midnight—the same position it held in 1953, when the United States and USSR detonated their first hydrogen bombs. So why don't we make movies about nuclear war anymore?
It reflects, like a funhouse mirror, a twisted image of U.S. imperialism.
The violent theft of land and capital is at the core of the U.S. experiment: the U.S. military got its start in the wars against Native Americans.
Trump has promised a Korean "peace regime." But whose peace is being insured? And who is subject to its imposition?
To understand Russian and U.S. strategies, you have to read between the lines.
Thomas Graham, Rajan Menon
Moving from liberal gun reform to a truly radical movement will require us to make the connection between interpersonal violence and state violence.
Support for the U.S. military has long been seen as a crucial way for black Americans and immigrants to show that they “belong.”
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