Dear Readers — I created War in Context in January 2002. Prior to that “The war in context” was just the subject line on emails I started sending out to colleagues and friends shortly after 9/11.
At a time when America had become seized by the mantra of “terrorism” there was a dearth of political analysis. While the mainstream media was propagating political slogans — that “the terrorists” “hate America” and want to “destroy our way of life” — I wanted to shed light on historical currents and political issues, providing context for what then seemed destined to become an era of unprecedented violence.
Then I was introduced to blogging — that was back when using Blogger, one of the first blogging platforms, meant logging on to a server in Evan Williams’ house in San Francisco.
Since then, after initially using Blogger, then switching over to WordPress in 2007, I have published over 25,000 posts.
What does that add up to? More than ten million words — the size of an encyclopedia!
Every so often I get a message addressed to the “folks” at War in Context, or someone makes reference to my “team.” No doubt there’s plenty of work goes into keeping this going, but there’s only one worker.
War in Context, from its inception, has been an effort to apply critical intelligence in an arena where political judgment gets repeatedly twisted by blind emotions and ideological inflexibility. It presupposes that a world out of balance will inevitably be a world in conflict.
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