The Democratic Delusion

Author’s note: Back in the summer of 2005, I took the opportunity provided by elections in Ethiopia to challenge the neoconservative fantasy (or is it just an excuse?) that it makes any sense for America to use force to export “democracy” to the world. It’s liberty that matters, and we’re down to just our last … Continue reading “The Democratic Delusion”

WikiLeaks Reveals US Twisted Ethiopia’s Arm to Invade Somalia

By mid-2007, the 50,000 Ethiopian troops that invaded Somalia in late 2006 found themselves increasingly bogged down, facing much fiercer resistance than they had bargained for as Somalis of all stripes temporarily put aside their differences to stand together against the outside invader. As the military incursion turned increasingly sour, then-U.S. Undersecretary of State for … Continue reading “WikiLeaks Reveals US Twisted Ethiopia’s Arm to Invade Somalia”