Reflections

How Activists Sailed Into a War Zone

It helped build the mass movement against the Vietnam War. A small peace group sailed the Phoenix past the military to deliver medicines.

Mike Davis, radical reporter: 1946–2022

Mike Davis, radical reporter: 1946–2022

A brilliant radical reporter with a novelist’s eye and a historian’s memory. Activist, radical hero and family man. “City of Quartz” author.

The Draft: LBJ’s and Putin’s

The Draft: LBJ’s and Putin’s

When I heard news of Putin’s draft I flashed back to 1968. Tens of thousands of us then graduating were being drafted and sent to Vietnam.

The Women Who Won the Vietnam War

The Women Who Won the Vietnam War

The fighting women of North and South Vietnam played a key military role in defending their families, land, and country.

Colin Powell: General of Deception

Colin Powell: General of Deception

Over the course of Colin Powell’s five decades of service to the empire, he accumulated one of the most impressive body counts.

The Girl in the Kent State Photo

The Girl in the Kent State Photo

In 1970, an image of a dead protester immediately became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him?