Charles Glass

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Charles Glass was ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent from 1983 to 1993. His books include Tribes with Flags (Atlantic Monthly Press,1990) and Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation (Penguin Press, 2010).


Panic

Stéphane Hessel: From Resistance to Indignance

Stéphane Hessel: From Resistance to Indignance

January 16, 2011

Late last year, a small book by a ninety-three-year-old man unexpectedly

Journalism

On Guarding the Public’s Right to Ignorance and Meeting With Julian Assange

On Guarding the Public’s Right to Ignorance and Meeting With Julian Assange

January 12, 2011

We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang

History

Henry Kissinger’s Fakepolitik

Henry Kissinger’s Fakepolitik

January 03, 2011

Henry Kissinger should emulate Old Marley’s ghost, which “floated out upon

News

Boeing Boeing Gone

Boeing Boeing Gone

December 20, 2010

You can fly safely this Christmas knowing that hundreds of federal agencies and

News

The Secular Fatwa on Julian Assange

The Secular Fatwa on Julian Assange

December 13, 2010

In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa inciting the faithful to

Uncle Sam

The Spy Who Taxed Me

The Spy Who Taxed Me

December 06, 2010

Everyone is a spy now. The state has always spied on its citizens, but the lens

Terror!

U.S. Intelligence Falls for Make-Believe Mullah

U.S. Intelligence Falls for Make-Believe Mullah

November 29, 2010

Sometimes a story brings an era into focus, and that story now is the saga of

Terrorism

The Drifting Capital of Terror

The Drifting Capital of Terror

November 14, 2010

The printer cartridge bombs which nearly blew up U.S.-bound commercial jets

Israel

Why Libertarians Should Support the Palestinians

Why Libertarians Should Support the Palestinians

November 08, 2010

Israel is at it again, caught by its own free press with its hand in the

News

Police Provoke Violence in France

Police Provoke Violence in France

October 31, 2010

Congress shall make no law…abridging…the right of the people peaceably to

Middle East Conflict

Let it Leak: Wikileaks and Patriotic Whistle-Blowing

Let it Leak: Wikileaks and Patriotic Whistle-Blowing

October 25, 2010

Spare a kind thought for my old friend Michael Morrell’s oldest son, Geoff,

Israel

Israel’s Great Loyalty Oath Crusade

Israel’s Great Loyalty Oath Crusade

October 18, 2010

Captain Black from Catch-22 is back, but this time he’s Israel’s Foreign

Real Estate

How To Save Venice

How To Save Venice

October 10, 2010

An international shouting match is underway over the fate of the city everyone

Political Truths

Bring Out Your Dead (to Vote)

Bring Out Your Dead (to Vote)

October 03, 2010

An Irishman’s home is his coffin. —James Joyce, Ulysses The dead use a

International Affairs

The French Problem

The French Problem

September 19, 2010

Is this a Jewish joke or a Gypsy joke? What do you get when a Jew and a Gypsy

Idiocracy

Thank God for Koran Burnings

Thank God for Koran Burnings

September 13, 2010

No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have searched the records for

International Affairs

Bill Polk’s Afghan Policies: Well Worth Implementing

Bill Polk’s Afghan Policies: Well Worth Implementing

September 08, 2010

When a respected eighty-one year old scholar who has known Afghanistan since

Politics

Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, and Privatized War

Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, and Privatized War

August 23, 2010

Sixty-six years ago this month, the American and Free French forces landed in

Tyranny

Who Killed Kurdish Journalist Sardasht Osman?

Who Killed Kurdish Journalist Sardasht Osman?

August 16, 2010

This is no time to be a journalist, especially if you happen to be a Kurd.

Middle East Conflict

Not Another War on Lebanon

Not Another War on Lebanon

August 09, 2010

My old friend Norman Finkelstein has just written a foreword to a new edition

Lit Crit

Under Siege: On Emma Williams

Under Siege: On Emma Williams

August 06, 2010

In October 2000 most of the children invited by Dr. Emma Williams to her son

Corrida

Catalonia Bullfighting Ban: Purely Political and Totally Impractical

Catalonia Bullfighting Ban: Purely Political and Totally Impractical

August 02, 2010

At the end of the film Little Caesar, the gangster Enrico Bandello, played by

Catholic Spin

Failure to Excommunicate

Failure to Excommunicate

July 26, 2010

The Catholic Church raised me. The Immaculate Heart nuns who supervised my

International Affairs

War, Women, and the Taliban

War, Women, and the Taliban

July 19, 2010

It’s only dire necessity That’s taking me to war; And if I were a moneyed

Lit Crit

Chomsky’s Inner Conservative

Chomsky’s Inner Conservative

July 12, 2010

Noam Chomsky’s new book, Hopes and Prospects, leads me to a conclusion that

Architecture

Prince Charles Saves Chelsea Barracks

Prince Charles Saves Chelsea Barracks

June 28, 2010

Something happened to British architects after the Second World War. Rugged

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