Mark Danner

Tag: middle east


Das syrische Dilemma

Originally published in The New York Review of Books, “Syria: Is There a Solution?” was reprinted in the German magazine Lettre International.


Syria: Is There a Solution?

To many Americans, Iraq now seems little more than a bad dream, best left unmentioned. Still, as the debate in the United States has turned to “the Syria dilemma” next door—and, more recently, to the US’s obligation to “stand up…for the interests of all” by enforcing President Obama’s declared “red line” against the use of chemical weapons there—the shadow of Iraq falls darkly over the landscape.


“The Attack”

      Mark Danner introduces “The Attack,” a film


The Red Cross Torture Report: What it Means

When it comes to torture, it is not what we did but what we are doing. It is not what happened but what is happening and what will happen.  In our politics, torture is not about whether or not our polity can “let the past be past”—whether or not we can “get beyond it and look forward