Craig Havas

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America’s great mistakes: Has everyone forgotten that the Vietnam and Iraq wars were unnecessary, stupid and destructive?

<b>U.S. Marines on a patrol 15 miles southwest of Da Nang airbase in Vietnam, May 20, 1965. (AP/John T. Wheeler)</b><p>Trump’s flap with the Khans over “sacrifice” misses a crucial question: Sacrifice for what?<p>David Masciotra<p>August 7, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It is always equally nauseating and amusing to see …

Vietnam War

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Apps

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

When Did the US Become a Nation of Cowards?

The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. Much of the American population is terrorized. In that light, we're giving the jihadi terrorists exactly what they want.<p>When did the US become such a nation of cowards that a rag-tag army of roughly 20,000 ISIS guerillas in the desserts of Syria and Iraq, …

Military Spending

No, Free Trade Didn't Lift Millions Out of Poverty

One of the biggest myths one hears about free trade is that it has "lifted millions out of poverty." This thoughtless piece of happy-talk is a favorite boast of Thomas Friedman (author, <i>The Lexus and the Olive Tree</i>) types and those who never woke up from the late-1990s dream of uncontrolled …

Canada boosts funds to help UN address Syria refugee crisis

• Ottawa to give extra C$100m ($75m) to UN refugee agency<br>• Money will help refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey<p>Canada will give an extra C$100m ($75m) to the United Nations’ refugee agency to help it deal with the Syrian crisis, the international development minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, said on …

You won’t win a war against Isis if you don’t know what the peace looks like | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

Islamic State,Military,Anglicanism,Syria,Foreign policy,Iraq,Politics,Bashar al-Assad,David Cameron,Defence policy,Counter-terrorism policy,UK security and counter-terrorism,Christianity,Religion,London,UK news,World news<p>War can only be moral if it ultimately aims at some greater peaceful purpose. …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Peter Thiel

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>David Talbot<p>November 22, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”<p>Those resolute voices in …

It’s Paul Krugman vs. Noam Chomsky: This is the history we need to understand Paris, ISIS

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last …

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you | Salon.com

Iran was once a secular democracy. You would not know this from contemporary discussions of the much demonized country in U.S. politics and media.<p>What happened to Iran's democracy? The U.S. overthrew it in 1953, with the help of the U.K. Why? For oil.<p>Mohammad Mosaddegh may be the most popular …

Philosophy saved me from poverty and drugs: that’s why I teach it to kids | Andy West

Can you be a good person if you do bad things? Who should have power? These are questions of direct relevance to young people from troubled backgrounds<p>When I tell people I teach philosophy, to children their reaction is almost always: “Gosh, you mean in a private school?” When I tell them that I …

I fought for nothing: Staggering incompetence, egregious corruption & America’s doomed war in Afghanistan

<b>(Reuters/Ahmad Masood)</b><p>As the U.S. watches Kunduz fall, I’m left contemplating the lessons of a war whose meager gains are evaporating<p>John Rico<p>October 7, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>I’ve been waiting for the fall of Kunduz. Not Kunduz, specifically, but the fall of a town in Afghanistan of some size and …

Special Forces