Middle East historian and blogger Juan Cole recently wrote a polemic against progressive U.S. critics of new U.S. war in Libya. In his polemic, he wrote, "I hope we can have a calm and civilized discussion of the rights and wrongs here."
Recently, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been sounding the alarm about the fact that the burden of "our" wars is being disproportionately borne by a very small slice of the population: soldiers and their families.
Is there a man or woman in America today who is willing to stand at noon in the public square and claim that demands to bomb, invade, and occupy other people's countries have anything to do with human liberation?
Robert Naiman is a D.C.-based policy analyst. He has done research on globalization issues for Pu... more
Robert Naiman is a D.C.-based policy analyst. He has done research on globalization issues for Public Citizen`s Global Trade Watch and the Preamble Center. His primary preoccupation is building the anti-intervention movement against the economic imperialism of the United States, including efforts to limit and reduce the power of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the US Agency for International Development; and apply counterpressure in the United States against the policies implemented and imposed by these institutions.