An attempt at full-spectrum dominance may bankrupt the American economy and irreparably damage the global economy
This is a globalized world. There is no changing this fact. There is no changing “climate science”. There is no changing the will of the people to be fair, when fairness commands it. There is no changing the slow-moving ascent of multiculturalism, racial integration and sexual equality; and no replacement for secular Democracy. Mr. Trump […]
Here is some of what President-elect Donald Trump has already told us: The nonpartisan, independent Office of Congressional Ethics and the nonpartisan, independent Office of Government Ethics are unethical; the intelligence community is untrustworthy and not to be believed; the Fourth Estate and all journalists are the “lying press”; Muslims can be unconstitutionally banned from […]
What does it mean for international relations when the most powerful country in the world becomes a pariah state?
Trump is extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters?
Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started.
SPLINTERLANDS, an intriguing near-novella set in 2050, conjures a dystopian vision of a new barbaric age defined by conflict and confusion. This is a Lord-of-the-Flies scenario on a global scale. A fictional annotated peer review of geopalaeontologist Julian West’s final virtual travels, it reflects on his seminal prophetic work Splinterlands, which three decades earlier had […]
The world urgently needs a new generation of democratic internationalists — or there won’t be much of a world left when Trump’s confederacy of oligarchs gets through with it.
The Goethe-Institut has announced plans for The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5), a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five minute plays themed around the question, “What does privacy mean […]
The UK Labor Party has revived an FDR-era aspiration of imposing a maximum wage on the highest earners, among other radical proposals to stem inequality.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
Trump and Putin are forging a noxious alliance that gives an international platform to white supremacists and crusading Islamophobes.
Muralist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is the first Iranian artist to do work commissioned by municipal authorities in both Iran and the United States.
During the Cold War, the CIA did just the kind of meddling in foreign elections it’s accusing Russia of doing today — and more.
Austria’s latest vote shows the European ideal isn’t dead yet. But the far right is rising quickly.