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  

Trump’s New Blame Game

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by John Feffer As a candidate, Donald Trump rallied voters against a variety of enemies. He vilified Mexicans. He stereotyped Muslims. And he went after the Chinese for “raping” the United States. President Trump still wants to build that wall along the… Continue Reading  

Mafia Don’s Guide to Free Trade

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by John Feffer If you want to understand why Donald Trump has been changing his position on trade, one place to start is pork. I’m not talking about the pork that goes into congressional sausage making. I’m talking the real… Continue Reading  

Reimagining International Relations

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by Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  This is the first of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the Pax Americana.  The second will consider the impact of China’s rise on relationships in Asia.  The third… Continue Reading  

Making America Mediocre Again

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by John Feffer The first signs of decline are physical. Citizens don’t grow as tall. They don’t live as long. They start killing each other in large numbers. Sounds like the post-mortem for a society that disappeared long ago, a… Continue Reading