Welcome to the Birthplace of Trumpism


by John Feffer He was a rich businessman, an outspoken outsider with a love of conspiracy theories. And he was a populist running for president. In 1990, when Donald Trump was still beyond the furthest outskirts of American politics, Stanislaw… Continue Reading  

NATO’s Expiration Date


by John Feffer If the number of eager applicants on a waiting list determines the strength of a club, then the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in fine fettle. At its most recent gathering in July, NATO welcomed its… Continue Reading  

American Power Under Challenge


by Noam Chomsky  [This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).  Part 2 can read here.] When we ask “Who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard… Continue Reading  

Europe and Ukraine: Much Depends on the Dutch


by John Feffer The future of Europe is being decided this week in the Netherlands. Perhaps you thought that the European Union’s fate would be voted up or down in June, when the United Kingdom holds its referendum on continued… Continue Reading  

Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons?


by Peter Jenkins President Barack Obama claimed in The Washington Post on March 30 that the United States had made important progress under his leadership toward the vision he outlined in Prague nearly seven years ago: a world free of… Continue Reading