In a conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges wonders if the era of great journalism that Hersh embodies has passed.
In the name of the fight against terrorism, the United States is currently waging “credit-card wars” in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.
The highest court in the U.S. delivers a tsunami of decisions, most of which leave no doubt about its fiercely right-wing orientation.
The maverick Shiite cleric, the main winner in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, ran on a platform of putting Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a rival Shiite bloc.
European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political drama that is threatening to undermine the entire alliance.
The new alliance against Iran has had no successes at all. If anything, in the last year Iran's hand has been strengthened in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Washington need not bother to propagandize the public into supporting its global war on terrorism. By and large, people are indifferent to its very existence.