The World According to Trump

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by Alfred W. McCoy As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters, there was one sector of the American elite that did not share in… Continue Reading  

The Unwritten American Rules of the Road

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by Alfred W. McCoy “The sovereign is he who decides on the exception,” said conservative thinker Carl Schmitt in 1922, meaning that a nation’s leader can defy the law to serve the greater good. Though Schmitt’s service as Nazi Germany’s… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Taking Down America

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire Four Scenarios for the End of the American Century by 2025 By Alfred W. McCoy Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com A soft landing for America 40 years from now?  Don’t bet on… Continue Reading