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Fidel Castro and Agostinho Neto

The Poverty of Debate: Washington, UNITA, and the American Press

By Stephen Roblin: In Piero Gleijeses' authoritative transnational history of the conflict in southern Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, Visions of Freedom, he provides an account of the American press's troubling treatment of a political debate that occurred during the middle of Reagan's tenure. The debate centered on the question of whether the United States should provide lethal aid to the Angolan insurgent group, UNITA, which was led by one of Africa's most infamous terrorists, Jonas Savimbi. Here, NYTimes eXaminer has published the excerpt from Gleijeses' study.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

The Siege of Sevastopol: The New York Times on Ukraine

By Howard Friel: Intransigence in The Twilight Zone of U.S. press coverage of Ukraine is not seen in the American effort to hold talks with Russia hostage to the demand that the Russians sit down with “Yats”...

Breaches of international law are a serious matter... when some country other than the United States is accused. (Photo: Reuters)

Heard the One About Obama Denouncing a Breach of International Law?

By Norman Solomon: Rather than striving for an evenhanded assessment of how “international law” has become so much coin of the hypocrisy realm, mainline U.S. media are now transfixed with Kremlin villainy.


Nicholas Kristof Peddles Neo-Liberal Snake Oil as Remedy for Poverty

By John Halle: Even if common sense didn't tell us that stopped clocks sometimes display useful information, we could infer it from reading Nicholas Kristof’s Times ...

NYT Coverage of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Rwandan “Genocide”

By Michael M'Gehee: This April will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan “genocide.” I put the word in quotations not because I assert there was no genocide, but that the genocide was not what is commonly understood...


Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism

By Jonathan Latham: The science media has somehow escaped serious attention. This is unfortunate because no country in the world has a healthy science media...


Climb Every Mountain with your Off-Piste Audi quattro

By Robert Waterhouse: It was published a couple of days before Michael Schumacher’s traumatic skiing accident in the French Alps...

Bill Keller

Bill Keller’s Center-Left Is the Reason We Are Growing Less Rapidly

By Dean Baker: Bill Keller gives us some holiday fun by getting almost everything completely wrong in contrasting the left-left...