Welcome to the Birthplace of Trumpism

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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  

Forget Liberalism, Let’s Redefine Conservatism

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by Graham E. Fuller  What is it about the US that makes it virtually the only country in the world where a political Left scarcely exists? We have a center Right—the Democratic Party. And we have a far Right—the Republican… Continue Reading  

In Defense of a Liberal Order

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by Justus de Visser The world is endangered, not yet by armed conflict between major powers, but by climate change, migration trends, and a growing neglect of norms and values that have underpinned the post-war global order. So, Your Honor,… Continue Reading  

Is Japan’s Prime Minister the Next Putin?

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by John Feffer In the ads in the back of old comic books, a skinny little kid is hanging out at the beach when a bully comes along and kicks sand in his face. The little kid, who weighed 97… Continue Reading  

Does Goldberg Quote Ahmadinejad — or Himself?

Jeffrey Goldberg, a prominent hawkish Israeli-American journalist, has written a post responding to a Reza Aslan piece on The Atlantic website. Goldberg is indignant that Aslan suggests, based on revelations about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in WikiLeaks cables, that the boisterous president may not be… Continue Reading