Articles by John Nichols

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Sinéad O’Connor Always Knew That Black Lives Mattered
John Nichols | The Nation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

28 Jul 2023 – The singer, who died on 26 Jul 2023, made an unforgettable protest song about the police killings of black people 30 years before the murder of George Floyd.

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Chalmers Johnson and the Patriotic Struggle against Empire
John Nichols – The Nation, 29 Nov 2010

With one word, “blowback,” Chalmers Johnson explained the folly of empire in the modern age. Johnson, who has died at age 79, was no liberal idealist. He was the old Asian hand who had chaired the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California-Berkeley from 1967 to 1972 and then served as president and co-founder of the Japan Policy Research Institute. In other words, he was a man of the world who knew how the world worked. And what he tried to explain, to political leaders and citizens, was that the old ways of empire building (and maintaining) no longer worked in an age of instant communications, jet travel and doomsday weaponry.

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