The number of refugees - Darfour, Congo, Somalia, Lebanon - should not mask the fact that as a result of failing to address obscene inequality across the globe, the United States is faced with a dual threat: that emanating from the have-nots themselves and Movements purporting to represent them, and another, from Nations long jealous of our supremacy, who can be seen joining them in a pincer movement against us.
The United States and Israel are like like a big giant and a little giant. Increasingly, they imitate and learn from each other how best to torture, and to use advanced technology to kill. But both have Achilles heels, so perpetual war is not the answer. Only by sharing the wealth can we envision a future for our grandchildren.