Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?

Nov 24, 2020

Just when you thought you might breathe a sigh of relief in America with the victorious Biden administration on its way, it turns out that over 73 million people voted for Trump, the loser. That is truly difficult to comprehend for most of us who did not. Worse yet, since the national response...

Yuval Harari Conspires to Dismiss Conspiracy Theory
Nov 24, 2020

Yuval Harari Conspires to Dismiss Conspiracy Theory

“Human Work” Is the Key to Ending Income Inequality
Nov 23, 2020

“Human Work” Is the Key to Ending Income Inequality

Donald Trump’s Treason Against the American People
Nov 23, 2020

Donald Trump’s Treason Against the American People

Can Joe Biden Rewrite the Rules of the Road?

Can Joe Biden Rewrite the Rules of the Road?

Nov 23, 2020

During his presidency, Donald Trump found a new way to keep the American public and its media alert. It was a kind of educational game called “Spot the Lie.” If the media had understood how the game worked, the nation and the world would have benefited. Instead, it tended to degenerate into a...

The Rise of the Digital Émigré

The Rise of the Digital Émigré

Nov 20, 2020

The French word “émigré” specifically refers to people who leave their home country for political reasons, a self-exile of sorts. In that sense, it’s a very different term from “immigrant,” “expat” or “nomad.” In history, émigrés have fled abroad to escape from revolutions in...

The Post-Election Art of Drawing Hasty Conclusions

The Post-Election Art of Drawing Hasty Conclusions

Nov 20, 2020

In a Fair Observer column this week analyzing the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, Steve Westly echoes the tendentious conclusions of the establishment wing of the Democratic Party. Not only do they seek to place the blame for the ambiguous outcome of the election on the rhetoric of...

25 Years On, The Dayton Peace Agreement Is a Ticking Time Bomb

25 Years On, The Dayton Peace Agreement Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Nov 20, 2020

Throughout Danis Tanovic’s Oscar-winning film “No Man’s Land,” a viewer waits distressingly for the bouncing mine to explode below the body of Cera, an injured Bosnian soldier lying in a trench. The last moments of this antiwar satire do not capture a real ending for the story — or...

Will America Survive the Republican Zombie Apocalypse?

Will America Survive the Republican Zombie Apocalypse?

Nov 19, 2020

The 2017 film "Bushwick" begins like a lot of zombie flicks. An unsuspecting couple is walking through a subway station in the working-class neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn. The station is eerily empty. They hear gunfire outside. The boyfriend goes out to investigate, and you know...

Alex Acosta and the Guidelines of the Elite

Alex Acosta and the Guidelines of the Elite

Nov 19, 2020

Two fundamentally ambiguous events concerning the Jeffrey Epstein affair have left many people wondering how far the web of influence around the convicted sex offender extended. The first was the trial that ended with a sweetheart deal allowing Epstein, an American financier, to be virtually free...

What the Democrats Need to Understand About America

What the Democrats Need to Understand About America

Nov 18, 2020

The most-watched election in the world is over, and the United States will have a new president. Democrats succeeded in removing Donald Trump from office — the first one-term president in nearly 30 years and the fourth in the last century — but the Republican Party won this election. Joe Biden...

Welcome to Joe Biden’s Socialist States of America

Welcome to Joe Biden’s Socialist States of America

Nov 18, 2020

One of the sillier notions advanced during this US presidential election campaign was that if Joe Biden were to win, he and his party would transform the United States into the promised land of socialism. I guess not even the Republican strategists who promoted this canard seriously believed it to...

Cautiously Optimistic: The Biden Administration’s Options in Yemen

Cautiously Optimistic: The Biden Administration’s Options in Yemen

Nov 16, 2020

As Joe Biden is declared US president-elect, expectations vary from pessimism on the left and among experts in the Middle East to optimism over lessons learned. In the US, the left has already sent the first warnings on expectations, focused on foreign policy and singling out Washington’s...

In Asia, a New Kid on the Trade Bloc

In Asia, a New Kid on the Trade Bloc

Nov 16, 2020

History undergoes serious change thanks in particular to slow events that fly below the media’s radar. Focusing on dramatic, immediate events, the media tends to neglect the major shifts that unfold over time. Paradoxically, slowly developing events that often go unreported tell the true story...

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