Stories by Jonathan Schell

The late Jonathan Schell was the Nation Institute's Harold Willens Peace Fellow. The Jonathan Schell Reader was recently published by Nation Books. subscribe to Jonathan Schell's feed

Posted on: Nov 30, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

A new book transforms our understanding of what the Vietnam War actually was.

Posted on: May 5, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

New book proves murder, rape and torture were not the exception in Vietnam, they were the norm.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2012, Source:

An interview with Jonathan Schell, author of "The Unconquerable World," on how non-violence can topple the greatest of empires.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source:

The Obama administration insists that we're not making war on Libya; in its evasion of the War Powers Act, is it declaring war on the word "war"?

Posted on: Feb 1, 2011, Source: The Nation

Power is disintegrating. It is in the streets. And now the people have a chance to fulfill their dreams of a better life.

Posted on: May 4, 2005, Source: The Nation and

As is true of so many adversaries, the nuclear haves and have-nots share more in common with each other than with other nations: They both want nuclear weapons.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2005, Source: The Nation and

How did a decidedly popular election occur under the auspices of a decidedly unpopular occupation?

Posted on: Jan 5, 2005, Source: The Nation

Why, when human need is the greatest, should the human response always be left to whim?

Posted on: Nov 19, 2004, Source: The Nation and

The U.S. strategy is now focused entirely on inspiring fear in the minds of Iraqis. To hell with winning their hearts.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2004, Source: The Nation and

Once we accept that this war has been a terrible mistake, then we have no choice but to withdraw immediately.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2004, Source:

Is the United States then a globe-straddling empire? Not just yet – and maybe never.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2004, Source: The Nation and

The great majority of Democratic voters ardently oppose the war, yet the party has made what appears to be a tactical decision to hide its faith.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2004, Source: The Nation

High-powered word-torturers such as President Bush want us to believe that the word "relationship" can be stretched to cover relations of hostility and rejection. But that doesn't change the facts.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2004, Source: The Nation and

Kerry is stuck between politics and truth. After all, it is Kerry's bravery as a soldier fighting the mistaken war, not his bravery as a veteran opposing it, that helps him in his bid for the presidency.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2004, Source: The Nation and

On June 30, the Bush administration intends to turn over something to someone in Iraq, but no one can quite define what that will be. It's certainly not sovereignty, by any definition.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2004, Source: The Nation and

With its doctrine of 'preventive war,' the Bush administration has loosed a principle of brute force on the world. As the first anniversary of the Iraq War approaches, the full costs of the Bush Doctrine are truly being felt.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2003, Source: The Nation and

Relinquishing the fantasy of a victory in Iraq is the true moral mission of our time.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2002, Source: The Nation

Three anti-nuclear activists issue an urgent appeal calling on the U.S. to commit itself to the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Posted on: May 7, 2001, Source: The Nation

In the age of international criminal courts, human rights and apologies, even the U.S. can't ignore atrocities committed in Vietnam.