Anti-Interventionism: The Left-Wing Tradition

In conversation with a progressive friend of mine the other day, I had occasion to hear a valid criticism of my writing: why, he asked me, do you limit yourself to attacking the left on the war question, why not praise them when they’re doing something right? This is a paraphrase, and not a word … Continue reading “Anti-Interventionism: The Left-Wing Tradition”

Can Americans Who Oppose War and Empire Work Together?

Lindsey Graham, a war-supporting senator from South Carolina, said what he fears most is a Left-Right alliance against the Afghanistan War. He recognizes that such an alliance could stop war funding and force American troops to return home. But the masters of war may not have to use divide-and-rule tactics, because many war opponents on … Continue reading “Can Americans Who Oppose War and Empire Work Together?”

Why Is the Antiwar Movement Stalled?

A recent gathering of the remnants of the antiwar movement, sponsored by something calling itself the United National Antiwar Conference, underscores the reasons why there is almost no effective organized opposition to the present administration’s occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. One has only to look at the conference program to see why the antiwar movement … Continue reading “Why Is the Antiwar Movement Stalled?”