DAN ELLSBERG: MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD

By Saul Landau In 2005, teaching a history class to university juniors and seniors, I mentioned the Vietnam War. I noticed glazed looks in the eyes of several students. I asked a young woman born about a decade after that war had ended: “You know when the Vietnam War occurred, right?” She wrinkled her brow, […]

Poor Picked On Israel! (Part Two)

Last week we began to examine the immorality of the Israeli attack on Gaza. As a way of concluding the moral discussion, we must state what Israel simply refuses to recognize is that with more firepower comes more responsibility for its use and the consequences of its use, intended or otherwise. But responsibility is a moral category, and Israel seems to lack a conscience. Thus, the world must now be that conscience for Israel. If we have the courage to speak as the voice of conscience would, the best way to sound our conscience is to appeal to international law.