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  • War and perpetual adolescence

    The urgency I feel isn't any longer to stop a particular war but to interrupt endless war: to interrupt the narrowly focused geopolitical conversation, conveyed to us over and over by media stenographers, in which lethal intervention -- wherever -- is always the first and only choice. The uncertainty is never a matter of "if." It's only a matter of "when."
  • Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B

    Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B
    To say that the truce in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed breakaway "republics" are battling the pro-Western Kiev government, isn't holding is like saying the Titanic sprung a leak. The cease-fire signed in September is a dead letter. There's a full-...

    Why we shouldn't arm Ukraine

    Why we shouldn't arm Ukraine
    In recent decades, you could make a good living betting on American military intervention in any foreign crisis covered by CNN. President Barack Obama has resisted demands to escalate our response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, but his resistance...

    Chicago Council on Global Affairs to expand research with $1.5M grant

    The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will expand its research into the growing influence of global cities with a $1.5 million grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Chicago-based global forum said Tuesday. "More than ever before, the world's...

    Who invented the computer? Walter Isaacson thinks he knows

    Walter Isaacson, aka the biographer of Steve Jobs, is a brilliant writer who long ago became frustrated with his inability to answer two seemingly simple questions: Who invented the computer? And who invented the Internet? Al Gore is the incorrect...