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, […]

Obama’s surge

Obama’s surge, will it work?  What a stupid question.  First of all, Bush’s surge didn’t work.  Everyone said it did because he sent over all those troops and the fighting stopped.  Never mind that the Sunnis and Shiites were already driven out of or killed in each of the other’s communities.  Never mind that the […]