John J. Tierney Jr. is a Professor Emeritus at IWP and Former Special Assistant and Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
California is not the only part of American now burning. So is the political system. The metaphor “fire” has served a number of purposes for human endeavor, mostly positive. Out West, the fire is tragic, but in human affairs, fire has indicated resolve, purpose, and dogmatic sense of mission, also hard to “put out.”Read More ›
The most enduring legacy of World War I for the United States has been the emergence of a unique set of internationalist principles, which has allowed the country to elevate itself to a self-defined pedestal of righteous virtue justifying the pursuit of its foreign policies.Read More ›
Into its fifth year, with no end in sight, the war in Iraq has consumed the American people in ways similar to the Vietnam War a generation ago. Many see the war as open-ended, with a commitment lasting one hundred years if needed. The U.S. attempt at democratic transformation is still raging in a place…Read More ›
Are the professionally-organized anti-war protests a reaction to the invasion of Iraq or to the Bush administration in general, or is there more than meets the eye? Professor John Tierney, Jr. takes a behind-the-scenes look in his newest book, The Politics of Peace: What’s Behind the Anti-War Movement?, just published by the Capital Research Center.Read More ›