Many scholars of history agree that empires resemble human life: They develop, and then enter adolescence and their prime, bringing together elements of their power. Finally, they begin to recede until reaching old age and end up dying, or at best shriveling away.
Intellectuals said this in the time of Plato and [Read more]
The result is clear: All of the years of war have not been able to eliminate the Taliban, as the U.S. had once predicted.
The temporary nature and absence of a mechanism for progressive integration into U.S. society heartlessly handicaps immigrants, and converts the “American dream” into an unnecessary nightmare.
The United States expects to immerse itself in all corners of Cuban society without making a lot of noise; in teaching English, it has found a valuable way to do it.
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had no moral or military justification.
With the establishment of diplomatic relations, a good start has been made - nothing more.
When the pointless U.S. embargo is swept away, Cuba will revert to being just another Caribbean island.
Yesterday, officials at the U.S. State Department released a decree to Vietnam, demanding that it stop allowing Russia to use the Cam Ranh Bay area as a "refueling station" for its fleet of strategic bombers. The U.S. considers the Russian bombers circling U.S. military installations in Guam to be a credible form of [Read more]
In the final days of December, Cuba and the United States announced an agreement for the start of a new phase in their bilateral relationship. The big question is if democracy will come to the island.