The Nation

A Patriotic Fix for America’s Hunger Epidemic

A Patriotic Fix for America’s Hunger Epidemic

March 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

THE NATION 03/07/13 By Michael Shank One nation, underfed. That’s the tagline for the new film out by Participant Productions, entitled A Place at the Table, which looks at America’s growing hunger epidemic. Participant Media, which produced Lincoln, The Help and Food Inc., does not disappoint with its latest take […]

Read more ›
Islam’s Nonviolent Tradition

Islam’s Nonviolent Tradition

May 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

THE NATION 04/27/11 By Michael Shank This article appeared in the May 16, 2011 edition of The Nation. As the world witnesses revolution erupting throughout North Africa and the Middle East and watches autocrats give way to people power, there is increasing fascination in the West with the nonviolent nature […]

Read more ›
A Real December Review for Afghanistan

A Real December Review for Afghanistan

January 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

THE NATION 01/03/11 By Greg Kaufmann The War in Afghanistan is the longest in US history [1], at 110 months, and the most expensive, at $1 million per soldier and over $100 billion annually. There have been over 2,200 [2] US and coalition casualties, and tens of thousands of Afghan […]

Read more ›
Letter From Kabul

Letter From Kabul

December 5, 2009 at 11:49 am

THE NATION 12/05/09 By Michael Shank Returning to Washington this week, after a whirlwind tour in Afghanistan, I am dizzy, not from delight but from the overwhelming disconnect between rhetoric stateside and reality Asia-side. Thankfully, my boss, Congressman Michael Honda, chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s Afghanistan Taskforce, is trying […]

Read more ›