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About Norman Birnbaum
Norman Birnbaum is university professor emeritus at Georgetown University Law Center. He is active in the US Democratic party and has close ties to western Europe.
Articles by Norman Birnbaum
This week's editor
Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.
Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.
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A contemporary of "neoconservatism's godfather" describes the arc of an intellectual life from post-New Deal assimilationism through McArthyism and CIA-funded organs of Cold War soft power
The crisis of the neo-conservative foreign-policy agenda in the United States is having complex repercussions on pro-Israeli organisations and voices in Washington. In the context of recent political controversies, Norman Birnbaum assesses the nature and extent of their influence.
Imperial realists have gone to work following the American political hurricane, says Norman Birnbaum. Uncertainty and risk lie ahead.
George Bush may change course on Iraq. Democrats may gain in US elections. But, argues Norman Birnbaum, America will suffer because of its hubris.
The story of the Polish Solidarity movement in the 1980s illuminates lessons for democratization, says Norman Birnbaum.