This may be a new Arab era. The distance between rulers and public has never been wider. The Arab people, under strict conditions of repression, took to social media and the streets to make their rage known to the world.
In the U.S., the strongest collective memory of America’s wars of choice is the desirability – and ease – of forgetting them. So it will be when we look at a ruined Ukraine in the rear-view mirror, writes Michael Brenner.
Tony Blinken, the top U.S. diplomat, just made comments about U.S.-supplied long-range missiles that further raise the risks of a direct confrontation between the world’s two nuclear superpowers, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
Every empire falls and the fantasy of American exceptionalism doesn’t exempt the U.S., writes Wilmer J. Leon, III. Yet the failing hegemon behaves as though it still controls events, but instead creates worldwide danger.