John David Lewis's Articles

Why Israel Attacked the Gaza

January 27, 2009

The “news” we have heard about the Israeli military action in the Gaza strip has often focused on the deaths of “civilians.” This obfuscates the fact that the majority of casualties were Hamas warriors in civilian dress. When the Israelis retaliate, the press reports it as Israeli “aggression.” Every dead. . . Continue »


On Loving America

October 27, 2008

One thing that is often implied, if not explicitly stated, in this election is that John McCain—like George Bush—really loves his country. Of course McCain makes mistakes in particular areas, but, according to this view, these are the forgivable errors of a true patriot. McCain’s values and principles are fundamentally. . . Continue »