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  • The Sad Reason We Don't Know More About Ebola

    by Pearl Duncan

    It’s been said that one of the reasons the Ebola virus went out of control, undetected, is because so little attention is paid to Africa. Not only is little attention paid to issues in current Africa, but very little is known about African history.


  • “But Is It Good for the Jews?”

    by Lawrence Davidson

    If you are over fifty and were raised in a Jewish household, you either heard this question explicitly asked numerous times or were subtly encouraged to think the question to yourself.


  • The Real Lessons of 1914

    by Ralph Seliger

    What we should learn from World War I is not to engage in quixotic military crusades, nor to mount wars of choice in the face of overwhelming international opposition.


  • Why the World Should Listen to Pope Francis

    by Lawrence S. Wittner

    It’s time―indeed, long past time―for governments to strengthen the United Nations and, as Pope Francis has reminded us, to respect its authority as the voice of the world community.


  • It's Deja Vu All Over Again in Iraq

    by Juan Cole

    Obama’s hope that the so-called “Islamic State” can be stopped by US air power is likely forlorn. The IS is a guerrilla force, not a conventional army.

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