Since 1945, the U.S. pursuit of “dominance in the name of internationalism” has mainly served as a device for affirming the authority of foreign-policy elites, writes Andrew J. Bacevich.
Category: American Empire
Chris Hedges: The Politics of Cultural Despair
As our empire implodes, and with it social cohesion, we must face what is happening — not only around us— but within us.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Damage Russiagate Has Done
Authoritarian liberals have unleashed a censorious syndrome peculiar to our national character, dating to 17th century Quaker hangings in Boston.
‘The Emails Are Russian’ Will Be the Narrative, Regardless of Facts or Evidence
Media reaction to The New York Post’s publication of Hunter Biden’s emails shows the further deterioration of objectivity since Trump’s election in 2016, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election
A year after the right-wing coup against Evo Morales, voters have given his finance minister a clear advantage over his two opponents, Jake Johnson reports.
Danger in the South China Sea
In 2020, The Trump administration has dramatically increased the number of show-of-force missions, Ann Wright reports.
As Trump Aims Fresh US Aggression at Iran, How Many Surprises Can This October Hold?
Along with new suffering Iran’s people, the latest provocation could quickly escalate danger if, for e.g., the U.S. forcibly board and “inspect” a ship, writes Phyllis Bennis.
Julian Assange’s ‘Trial of the Century’: 10 Reasons Why it Threatens Freedom of Speech
Fidel Narváez was in the court in London for the majority of the hearings and offers this comprehensive summary.
Talking Tough & Carrying a Radioactive Stick
Never since the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 have so many U.S. nuclear bombers been engaged in “show-of-force” operations of this sort, writes Michael Klare.
Feeling Betrayed by Combat Veterans in Congress
It’s disturbing for Danny Sjursen to witness veterans in Congress supporting the Afghan War by far wider margins than combat-comrades back in their districts.