US diplomacy as Greek Tragedy

30 Jul

Still from the Sophoclean drama, Oedipus the King, snapped on its opening night in Athens, 429 BC Amazing as it may seem, U.S. strategists did not anticipate the obvious response by countries finding themselves together in the crosshairs of US/NATO … Read More »

The invisibility of empire

25 Jun

Modern imperialism, as distinct from direct rule colonialism, is defined by the export of monopoly capital from global north to global south, and repatriation of profits from south to north. This later form of exploitation came to prominence in the … Read More »

Power is at war with truth

24 May

This MIntPress News appeal for funding landed in my mailbox this morning. I’m posting because of its pithy assessment of the state we’re in: Dear friend, In the era of a declining US empire, censorship has become the last resort … Read More »