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Ethan Casey

Seattle bedazzled by “Josh”

Ethan Casey writes about his experience after watching an upcoming Pakistani film and the image it presents to Western audiences. Published Apr 03, 2013 11:00am

Is America paying attention?

For purposes of this column, I mean by “America” not the state or the establishment, but the society. It's important... Published Mar 16, 2012 10:39am

Why are we in Afghanistan?

By “we” I mean we Americans, since I am an American and the question of the American presence in Afghanistan is the... Published Mar 02, 2012 07:22am

Preserving humanity in an inhumane time

“Protest that endures, I think,” the American writer Wendell Berry once wrote, “is moved by a hope far more modest... Published Feb 17, 2012 10:37am

Is Imran Khan the leader Pakistan needs?

“He has been hanging in there on the fringes of Pakistani politics for so long now that it’s easy to take him for granted.” Published Jan 31, 2012 06:42pm

What are we entitled to hope for?

Last week I published an article addressing the retired cricket star Imran Khan’s recent surge in popularity as an... Published Jan 30, 2012 04:44am

What are we doing to ourselves?

The latest thing we’re all being forced to try to make sense of and/or pick up the pieces from is the video of four... Published Jan 17, 2012 08:49am

Thinking the unthinkable

James Howard Kunstler is an American writer who enjoys a large following for his prediction of a looming future in... Published Jan 06, 2012 04:06pm

It’s always right to try

Last week was an eventful one on multiple fronts, though really they’re all of a piece. The dust-up in the London... Published Dec 12, 2011 08:09am

Waging war on ourselves

A couple of years ago, giving a talk at a church in Seattle, I was conveying as best I could the anger Pakistanis... Published Dec 05, 2011 12:29pm

We are free to choose peace

I was planning to devote this column to Memogate and Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s resignation, then I woke up one... Published Dec 02, 2011 01:34pm

Has America turned a corner?

On November 17, I posted a link on my Facebook page. The article, “This Is What Revolution Looks Like” by Chris... Published Nov 28, 2011 06:47am

It’s not about Greg Mortenson

Ever since April, when the US newsmagazine show 60 Minutes and writer Jon Krakauer aggressively raised questions... Published Nov 18, 2011 08:50am

California and the global connection

“What do you think of Arnold?” a young Pakistani asked me as we passed the time at a cricket match in Lahore in ... Published Nov 16, 2011 07:08am

A whirlwind tour of the real America

I returned to Seattle on Saturday after a week on the road – or rather mostly in the air, flying back and forth ... Published Nov 01, 2011 07:21am