The American Century Ends Early

March 08, 2021

Like Gregor Samsa, the never-to-be-forgotten character in Franz Kafka’s story “The Metamorphosis,” we awoke on January 7 to discover that we, too, were “a giant insect” with “a domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments” and numerous “pitifully thin” legs that...

The US Empire’s Quest for Global Hegemony

November 14, 2019

Making sense of US foreign policy under President Donald Trump is a daunting task. Since his inauguration in January 2017, Trump has made an array of decisions that have been nothing short of provocative, enraging US allies and adversaries alike. Trump’s critics believe he is barely cognizant...

The Decline of the West or the Demise of Pax Americana?

February 21, 2019

A global order based on winning and losing is in itself a losing proposition. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. This week on Fair Observer, Daniel Wagner reminds those who may not be paying attention that we are witnessing the rapid decline of the US empire and the inexorable rise of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Dominant Power in the “Region”

January 23, 2018

What does “region” mean from an American perspective? An article by Fred Kaplan in Slate makes the case for maintaining a dominant position for the US in world politics. As evidence, he cites the opinion of Stanford University Professor Daniel Sneider: “People describe the U.S. as being...