Making America Mediocre Again

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  

An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

by Patrick Cockburn We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Across the vast swath of territory between Pakistan and Nigeria, there are at least seven ongoing wars… Continue Reading  

The Islamic State and the Terrible Twos

by John Feffer The Islamic State celebrated its one-year anniversary in customary fashion. Other organizations might sponsor parades and make speeches. ISIS spilled blood. A beheading in France, the murder of 38 tourists at a resort in Tunisia, and a… Continue Reading  

The Islamic State Unites the World

by John Feffer During the Cold War, science fiction writers and politicians like Ronald Reagan imagined that the threat of an invasion from outer space could break down ideological barriers and unify the world. The arrival of giant bug-eyed creatures… Continue Reading  

Iran daily talking points July 4-12

Since last week at least 3 members of the US government have accused Iran of targeting US forces in Iraq by supporting Iraqi shia militia. The officials’ soundbites continue to be repeated in the mainstream western press along with slightly… Continue Reading