Trump: Out of the Graveyard and into the Pyre?

by John Feffer Afghanistan has long been touted as the “graveyard of empires.” The British and the Soviets certainly discovered that lesson to their great regret. Perhaps future historians will judge the failure of the United States to defeat the… Continue Reading  

Lifeboat Earth

by John Feffer At its best, the earth was once likened to a spaceship that sails through the heavens with a crew working together for the common good. Thanks to climate change, this metaphor no longer works. Our planet is… Continue Reading  

The GOP’s Sinister New Nationalism

by John Feffer The worst thing you could be in the Soviet Union in the late 1940s was a “rootless cosmopolitan.” The epithet sometimes came with a death sentence. The Soviet Communist Party, under the strong guiding hand of Joseph… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

by John Feffer During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. The Black Marias, the vehicle of choice for the secret police, would traditionally arrive in… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Bluster Diplomacy

by John Feffer It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Little Rocket Man” and threatening to rain “fire and fury” down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a… Continue Reading