Rights and Wrongs – Through Obama’s first year, the perception has been established: this Administration will devote its energy to repairing relations with foreign governments, and will not risk them for the sake of human rights…

Rights and Wrongs by George Packer May 17, 2010 Last June, in Cairo, President Barack Obama, at the heart of his speech to the Islamic world, enumerated the many issues that have created tension between the United States and Muslim nations. “The fourth issue that I will address is democracy,” he said, and continued, “I … Continue lendo

Tea and Sympathy – Who owns the American Revolution?

by Jill Lepore May 3, 2010 The Tea Party has roots in a battle that began around the Bicentennial. The Boston Tea Party Ship is not open to the public. She has no masts, no rigging, and hardly any decking. To clamber aboard, I had to climb down an iron ladder, cross two floating docks, … Continue lendo