They're at it again. As drawdown begins in Iraq, hawks are making the case to invade Iran. The perverted logic, as Tony Karon writes in Guernica Daily, channels Israel to the U.S.: "You must do what we can't, because if you don't, we will." One of the most evasive of these hawks is Jeffrey Goldberg. Not only does Karon indict him for beating the war drum this summer, Evan Thomas cites him too. In his new book, The War Lovers, Thomas offers yet another mea culpa for the lust for war that drove to Iraq, then proceeds to name names: Remnick, Bill Keller, and Newsweek, his own publication. But this is not cheap denunciation. This is history, media playing the role William Randolph Hearst and Teddy Roosevelt dreamed up for it over 100 years ago. Also, Courtney Martin writes of a servicewoman raped in the Navy, compelled to activism. In the art section, Nancy Spero's Torture of Women has finally been released as a book. And the illustrious poet Bei Dao on the quandaries of "Travel." Plus, poetry by Seyburn, fiction by Gillis.
Michael Archer, Joel Whitney, & the Guernica staff
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