Peter Isackson

Chief Strategy Officer
Peter Isackson is the chief strategy officer at Fair Observer, an author and media producer who has worked on ground-breaking projects focused on innovative learning technology. For more than 30 years, Isackson has dedicated himself to innovative publishing, coaching, training of a new generation of trainers and developing collaborative methods to improve learning. He has authored, produced and published numerous multimedia and e-learning products and partnered with major organizations such as the BBC, Heinemann and Macmillan. Isackson has published books and articles in English and on culture, learning, language, technology and politics. Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Oxford, Isackson has settled in France. His Fair Observer column, The Daily Devil's Dictionary, provides ironic perspectives on the news, has attracted fans across the world.

The Pentagon’s Love of Threats

December 02, 2021

Last week, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in conjunction with the US director of national intelligence, ordered a new investigatory body to be established in the Defense Department’s (DoD) intelligence and security office. It will be dedicated to elucidating the phenomenon known as UAEs (unidentified aerial phenomena), which the...

Are You Ready for Collapse?

December 01, 2021

In 2019, Pierre Charbonnier penned an article for the French journal Revue du Crieur on the emerging trend known as collapsology. “Theories about the imminent collapse of industrial civilization are in vogue,” he writes in an article titled, “The Splendor and Squalor of Collapsology.”  A year before COVID-19 changed humanity’s...

The CIA Brings Havana to Ukraine

November 30, 2021

As The New York Times leads the way by favoring illusions that rely on accusing others of crafting illusions, The Washington Post innovates with its own version of the game. In an article titled “CIA director warns Russian spies of ‘consequences’ if they are behind ‘Havana Syndrome’ incidents,” The Post...

The New York Times: All the Illusion That’s Fit to Print

November 29, 2021

A society that depends on sophisticated media to construct standardized mental images of the world inevitably loses the ability to perceive reality. It replaces reality with an increasingly hyperreal construction. Even if reality resists, well-managed hyperreality invents a response. If reality disappoints, we can always change the settings.  Hyperreality’s ever-increasing...

Biden’s Lost Battle With Mohammed bin Salman

November 18, 2021

Ryan Grim and Ken Klippenstein at The Intercept cite the tense relationship between US President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the explanation of the high gas prices that have rattled consumers’ confidence and troubled the administration. Every politician and political analyst knows that the fate...

Elon Musk vs. Bernie Sanders

November 17, 2021

Five years ago, the question of wealth inequality was already a dominant issue in the news. The COVID-19 pandemic may have eclipsed it temporarily but it also exaggerated its effects. Wealth inequality will continue to maintain its place in public debate for the simple reason that inequality remains the founding...

General Flynn: Under God or Under the Influence?

November 16, 2021

Following a 33-year career in the military in which he rose to the rank of lieutenant general, in 2017, Michael Flynn served a total of 22 days as national security adviser to the newly-elected president, Donald Trump. He then became the first sacrificial victim of the campaign, orchestrated conjointly by...

How Sustainable Is India’s Prosperity?

November 15, 2021

The New York Times enthusiastically reports on the good news coming from India. Matt Phillips and Emily Schmall are impressed by the recent upward movement in India’s stock market. Their article reads like a prospectus for investment in India targeting the financial and business class that are among The Times’...

What Boris Johnson Doesn’t Believe

November 11, 2021

British media revealed this week that Sir Geoffrey Cox, a Conservative Party MP, had been accused of a conflict of interest. The Guardian reports that “he had lobbied against imposing tougher financial regulation on the Cayman Islands just months after he gained more than £40,000 [$53,500] from legal firms based in...

The Uncomfortable Presence of US Politicians at COP26

November 10, 2021

Senior editor David Knowles has been covering the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, for Yahoo News. He appears to be on a mission to celebrate the commitment of the US to lead the world in the noble goal of solving the climate crisis. His chief weapon is tossing softball...

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