One of the glories of the Western Enlightenment, especially as embodied in the lifeblood of political democracies, is freedom of expression, the right to give voice in public spaces to unpopular, tasteless, provocative, and even...Read More
About the Author
Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. From 2008 until May 2014, he was the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.
Ever since it first struck the raw nerve of Israeli political consciousness, I thought it...Read More
Since ‘Will We Ever Learn? Kicking the Intervention Habit’ was posted, several responses and developments led me to think further about the essential issues, but not to change course. It has been suggested that,...Read More
What is immediately striking about the bipartisan call in Washington for a no-fly zone and air strikes designed to help rebel forces in Libya is the absence of any concern with the relevance of international law or the authority...Read More
Early in the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings, it seemed that winning was understood by the massed demonstrators to mean getting rid of the hated leader, of Ben Ali in the Tunisian case, and Mubarak in the Egyptian. But as the...Read More
In what appears to be as close to a consensus as the world community can ever hope to achieve, the United States reluctantly stood its ground on behalf of Israel and on February 18, 2011 vetoed a resolution on the Israeli...Read More