|Iraq + war on terrorism + Middle East conflict + critical perspectives|
About The War in Context
The daily ricochet of headlines feeds on the shock of the new, yet attention easy to grab is much harder to hold.
Even though The War in Context is transparently liberal, my intention has always been that its content would fuel thought - not just serve as an echo chamber for like minds.
Before starting this site I sent out an email with the message subject line, "The War in Context." It was October, 2001, and I wanted to share a few articles with friends and colleagues who shared my concern about the implications of President Bush's declaration of war. A few months later I switched from emails to a blog and over the following four years my little reading list has grown to include over 17,000 articles. Visitors now stop by from Peoria to Mongolia. Hopefully, each departs with a few new ideas to chew on.
About the editor
Formerly a software knowledge architect, web editor, designer and Buddhist monk; currently managing editor and advisory board member for Conflicts Forum. The views I express here are my own.
If you have questions or comments, please let me know by writing to editor[at]warincontext.org
Copyright © 2002-2007 Paul Woodward
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