A New Memoir Reveals How Brzezinski’s Chessboard Led to U.S. Checkmate in Afghanistan

A New Memoir Reveals How Brzezinski’s Chessboard Led to U.S. Checkmate in Afghanistan

Nearly as suspenseful as the Taliban’s meteoric return to power after the final withdrawal of American armed forces from Afghanistan is the uncertainty over what will come next amid the fallout. Many have predicted that Russia and China will step in to fill the power vacuum and convince the facelift Taliban to negotiate a power-sharing…

What Kind of Threat Is China?

What Kind of Threat Is China?

The “brutalist philosophy” of the US was made public (曝光) by Robert Daly, a former US diplomat stationed in Beijing, in 2015. Currently, he is the director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. No diplomatic niceties here, Daly frankly states the policy of the US: China must never reach the level…

The Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock

[This essay is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).]  In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The Bulletin’s statement explaining this advance toward catastrophe invoked the…

Kucinich Memoir Is a Moving Account of a Battle Against Corporate Power

Kucinich Memoir Is a Moving Account of a Battle Against Corporate Power

“The Division of Light and Power,” by Dennis Kucinich, like Robert Caro’s “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York,” is a gripping, moving and lucidly written account of the hidden mechanisms of corporate power in the United States and what happens when these corporate interests are challenged. It is essential reading, especially…