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How Teddy Roosevelt Fathered the 'Bush Doctrine'

Monday, 13 December 2004, 10:02 am | William Marina

December 6, 2004, marked the centennial of one of the landmark statements in U.S. foreign policy: Theodore Roosevelt’s so-called ''Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.'' It was here, and not in the post-9/11 speeches of George W. Bush, that we first heard ... More >>

George Bush’s Crusade and American Fundamentalism

Tuesday, 16 November 2004, 1:09 pm | William Marina

In his October 17th New York Times article, ''Without a Doubt,'' Ron Suskind recounts a conversation with a senior Bush adviser in the summer of 2002, who noted that people such as Suskind were ''in what we call the reality-based community.'' More >>

William Marina: A Mirror To US Exceptionalism

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 12:25 am | William Marina

Separated by one hundred and four years, the presidential elections of 1900 and 2004 offer some startling and almost eerie similarities. More >>

William Marina: The Three Stooges in Iraq

Friday, 15 October 2004, 12:05 am | William Marina

The original architects of the U.S. empire—long before its celebration by today’s neoconservatives—understood the importance of legitimacy in the neo-colonialist enterprise. More >>

William Marina: GW Bush & the "Mandate of Heaven"

Tuesday, 5 October 2004, 10:53 am | William Marina

Since at least the epic of Job described in the Bible, humans have tried to understand why their God has inflicted cruelties upon believers. Many years ago, I recall my daughter of almost four, after we had been in an auto accident which injured my year-and-a-half-old ... More >>

William Marina: The Russians Are Coming! To Iraq?

Thursday, 30 September 2004, 1:28 pm | William Marina

Both the U.S. and Russian empires face a similar problem—how to put down raging insurgencies which do not hesitate to kill civilians in attacks that rival those launched by the imperial forces themselves. More >>

''If You Harbor Terrorists, You Are a Terrorist''

Tuesday, 21 September 2004, 11:12 am | William Marina

While delegates to the GOP convention were congratulating themselves for their candidate’s tough stand against terrorism, the Bush administration was creating an international incident—little publicized in the United States—by harboring a notorious group of ... More >>

William Marina: The American Revolution and Iraq

Saturday, 3 July 2004, 7:43 pm | William Marina

As Americans mark the 228th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July, two parallels between our Revolution and today’s insurgency in Iraq come to mind. More >>

Torture & Civilian Deaths in 3 Counterinsurgencies

Tuesday, 4 May 2004, 10:02 am | William Marina

It was revealed this past week that, on top of the indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Iraqi urban areas, both U.S. and British soldiers have become involved in the torture of Iraqi prisoners as well. More >>

William Marina: Iraq - The Moon Is Down, Again!

Wednesday, 28 April 2004, 11:19 am | William Marina

Art, films and literature often offer insights that help to explain human situations perhaps better than does history. More >>