Thanks to an anemic opposition, Ron DeSantis won reelection by a landslide. But if national Democrats don’t learn from the Florida party’s mistakes, the governor could take his crackpot crusade even further.
Critics may have misjudged what is likely his best work.
NICOLÁS MEDINA MORA
INVASION OF IRAQ: TWO DECADES LATER
Twenty years ago, The Nation pleaded with Congress to reject Bush’s invasion of Iraq. At the time, it was a lonely position to take; few media outlets stood with us to oppose what so many now acknowledge was a foreign policy debacle. In this week’s issue, we reprint the case for rejecting the preemptive assault. Elsewhere, from our archives, you might read The Nation’s editorial calling the war “unnecessary, unwise, and illegal;” then-peace and disarmament correspondent Jonathan Schell’s “American Tragedy,” award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt, “War. What Is It Good For?,” and a dispatch from celebrated national security journalist Jeremy Scahill, whom The Nation nurtured as a young reporter, “Inside Baghdad.”
The Nation’s new Forever Wars columnist, Spencer Ackerman, a Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award-winning reporter who has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere since the dawn of the War on Terror, is also in this week’s issue with his inaugural column, “The Unlearned Lessons From the War in Iraq.”
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