Michael Gerson

  • With the facts on the ground now established in Crimea - several thousand facts in the form of Russian troops - the question now becomes: Will sustained economic, political and military isolation of Russia work? Will it reverse Vladimir Putin’s adventurism and deter future aggression?Here ...

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  • “Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.” - Albert Camus, “The Plague”A memory from the AIDS crisis. It was 2005, the year that global AIDS deaths ...

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  • For me, the Quran-burning in Afghanistan brought back memories of the horrible morning at the White House when photos of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison surfaced. This is not to argue that an act of negligence at Bagram Air Base is morally comparable to the grinning barbarity of military police ...

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  • Days away from the birth of the worlds newest nation, nearly every dusty street here has a splash of flags - raised on high poles over ramshackle huts, tacked to the front of motorbuses, painted red, black, green and blue on whitewashed walls. In the public square, soon-to-be citizens practice ...

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