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11 Articles by: Daniel Bessner

Daniel Bessner is the Joff Hanauer Honors Associate Professor in Western Civilization in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and a contributing editor at Jacobin.

The General Who Brought Down the American Empire

In 2002, the Pentagon staged a $250 million war game known as the “Millennium Challenge.” It was supposed to be a fixed fight  — until a retired Marine lieutenant general, playing the role of a Middle Eastern country, brought the US military to its knees.

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Michael Brooks Was a True Internationalist

Michael Brooks believed that every person, regardless of where they were born or where they lived, was worthy of fundamental human respect — and his dream was to create a more just world, not only for Americans, but for every working person on Earth.

An Empty Tale

The foreign policy establishment is responding to Trump-era brutalities by demanding more, not less, aggression and empire.

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