Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Disappeared in Mexico

There’s still a tendency to treat Mexico as just another country with established institutions in routine communication with their counterparts in the U.S. In fact, Mexico has been overtaken – some would say mastered – by the extraordinarily violent drug cartels that have randomly killed some 200,000 Mexicans in the last ten years with no […]

Cartels Face the Wall

We’re not sure yet what the wall on the Mexican border will look like – something new and forbidding or, sensibly, an extension of the adequate steel-bar fence that already exists along parts of the border. Whatever it is, it will challenge the ingenuity of the drug cartels determined to keep their billion-dollar business going […]

Why Kill?

Ever since he arrived on earth, man has killed and has also tried to explain why he kills – to little avail. Killing continues unabated. With due deference to the great minds that have wrestled with this conundrum, two contemporary women writers, while acknowledging that women, too, can kill, offer as persuasive an explanation as […]

Which War To Fight?

Arizona Senator John McCain, who was tortured while imprisoned for five and a half years in North Vietnam, opposes that treatment of anyone else. So he and other U.S. Senators have called for an investigation into reports of U.S. military participation in torture in the war in Yemen. In reply, U.S. defense officials say there […]

Mexico’s Drug War

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has issued its annual report on global wars, causing some shock. It cites Mexico as second only to Syria in deaths from war in 2016 – almost 23 thousand killed as compared to Syria’s 50 thousand. That puts Mexico ahead of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and other wars […]

Emperor of Mexico

Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian von Hapsburg was born a little too late. He was the second son, and only the first would inherit the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Where to look for another suitable throne? Queen Victoria, a key member of Europe’s close-knit royalty, suggested Greece. No thanks, said Maximilian. He would prefer something more […]

Journalists Under Fire

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. In the last several years, 86 have been murdered by the drug cartels for covering their activities; that is, for doing their job. Among weapons used were knives, rifles, machine guns, grenades and fire. The choice is not the victim’s.

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"Master of Narrative"

~Ted Lipien


This website contains the collected works, recent articles and continuing blog posts from veteran journalist Ed Warner who has been reporting for more than 55 years. Ed wrote for Time Magazine from 1958-1982 and wrote, edited and reported for the Voice of America from 1983-2005. He continues to freelance today and his articles have appeared in The American Conservative and on AntiWar.com and other news websites. More...

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