Diana Johnstone is a Minnesota-born independent journalist and scholar who has lived in Paris for over thirty years. She has an B.A. in Russian Area Studies and a PhD in French literature. Her active opposition to US military aggression began during the war in Vietnam. She served as press officer of the Green Group in the European Parliament between 1990 and 1996. She is the author of The Politics of Euromissiles: Europe in America’s World (Verso, 1983) and Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions (Pluto Press, London, and Monthly Review Press, New York, 2003) which was published in French as La Croisade des Fous (Le Temps des Cerises).