Last week, President Trump ordered the firing of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria in retaliation against the chemical attack allegedly committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people. The coverage of the strikes appeared to present a stark choice between good and evil, rather than a Gordian knot of geopolitics, regional politics, […]
Stephen Kinzer reads an excerpt from his new book, The True Flag, and discusses American imperialism today and yesterday.
How the century-old debate over “American Empire” still resonates
Stephen Kinzer: America’s Empire State of Mind
Russia ramped up its military effort in Syria today, targeting ISIS militants with airstrikes. The U.S. and several other countries are also fighting ISIS in Syria, conducting airstrikes against the militants. This week at the United Nations, President Obama said the bottom line is that Syrian President Bashar Assad has to go. Is that the […]