Making Up The Truth

Making Up the Truth

When I first visited Beirut in 1999, the city was still recovering from the civil war that had bedeviled Lebanon for fifteen years. I walked through blocks and blocks of bullet-pocked buildings and wondered: Why? One person I spoke with…

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Why Are We In Syria?

Why Are We in Syria?

I’m skeptical of much of what is being said about U.S. involvement in the current catastrophe in Syria. First, I don’t think we’re uninvolved in Syria; I think we’re already more involved militarily than is generally acknowledged. An October 4,…

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America’s Syria “Selfie”

America’s Syria “Selfie”

America's Syria "Selfie" Has it occurred to anyone to ask the Syrian people what they want in the midst of the current horrors which are consuming that bedeviled country? As American policy-makers calculate how to achieve their geopolitical goals by…

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