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Pierre Tristam: As Bush Loiters - A Christmas Toll

Monday, 18 December 2006, 2:03 pm | Pierre Tristam

It’s turning into an interesting Christmas season for those mothers, fathers, wives, sons and daughters who’ll get to lose a husband, a father, a son in the next few weeks (and of course years) as the American death tally in Iraq ho ho hoses it to ... More >>

Pierre Tristam: The American Way of Gore

Sunday, 22 October 2006, 1:53 pm | Pierre Tristam

“On the next floor below are the abdominal and spine cases, head wounds and double amputations. On the right side of the wing are the jaw wounds, gas cases, nose, ear, and neck wounds. More >>

Pierre Tristam: A Savage and Unwinnable Gambit

Monday, 17 July 2006, 11:21 am | Pierre Tristam

The irony is that Israel’s conditions for a cease-fire are nothing if not reasonable: Return the two Israeli soldiers. Quit the rocket attacks on Northern Israel. Disarm Hezbollah. More >>

All-American Seduction - J.F. Revel’s Mistake

Wednesday, 3 May 2006, 2:00 pm | Pierre Tristam

They’re dropping like philosophers. First Jane Jacobs , then J.K. Galbraith , and now Jean-François Revel , whose occasionally excessive gloom and desperate pro-Americanism was tempered by his gift for irony, his curiosity, his occasional fallibility More >>

Plausible Deniability - When America Is the Rogue

Friday, 31 March 2006, 11:03 am | Pierre Tristam

Expose an individual to violence and depravity long enough and he’s likely either to join in or become numb to it. Something along those lines seems to be happening to the American public regarding those vague vile wars on Iraq, on “terror,” on themselves ... More >>

Pierre Tristam: Iraq’s Cambodian Jungle

Monday, 27 February 2006, 9:55 am | Pierre Tristam

The standard line about Iraq right now is that the country is on the verge of civil war . That “simmering hatreds” are boiling to the surface. That “sectarianism” is to blame. All those regurgitated clichés of the Orientalist canon may well be true. More >>

When Liberty's The Ward Of A Higher Power's Rogues

Friday, 17 February 2006, 11:35 am | Pierre Tristam

In the eternal battle between reason and regression there's never been a rallying cry as powerful as Voltaire's double-barreled phrase: Ecrasez l'infame . It has been translated variously as "crush the infamous," "crush the horror" ... More >>