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For John Kampfner's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.S. role in aiding Pinochet

Oct 12, 2013

U.S. role in aiding Pinochet

To bomb or not to bomb? That is the question that has been exercising self-proclaimed liberal interventionists over the past two decades, from Bosnia to Syria. The argument that divides public opinion across the Western world is how far military means can be used ...

The story of the Occupy movements by one of the leaders

Apr 28, 2013

The story of the Occupy movements by one of the leaders

I’m torn. I can’t work out whether the Occupy movements were responsible for their own demise; and I can’t work out whether I’ve had enough of reading tomes about the brave new world of revolutionary consensus-building. THE DEMOCRACY PROJECT: A History, a Crisis, a ...