The Lesson of 2020: What’s the Point of Pointing Out the Hypocrisy?
Opinion

The Lesson of 2020: What’s the Point of Pointing Out the Hypocrisy?

I’ve been on vacation in Mexico for the past two weeks. But that isn’t the reason content from me has been scarcer than normal. Yes, vacations are supposed to be for recharging and taking a break from your routine. But as I sat down to write this morning the overwhelming sense of futility washed over…

Imperialism 2.0
Opinion

Imperialism 2.0

The new imperialism doesn’t look like old-school ground invasions, it looks like multi-front cold wars, economic warfare, blockades and starvation sanctions, drone strikes, arming proxy militias, CIA-backed coups, sprawling tech surveillance networks, mass psyops of unprecedented sophistication and narrative management systems to facilitate them. Peace activists need to be looking in this direction, especially as…

The Political Economy of China Bashing: Why? How? Will It Succeed?
Opinion

The Political Economy of China Bashing: Why? How? Will It Succeed?

Washington’s China bashing started with Obama through his Asia Pivot policy, reinforced by Trump and Biden might go even further than Trump.  So far, China bashing does not seem to be beneficial to Washington. Even in the long run, there is no guarantee that it will bring any positive results. In fact, it will hurt…

The Art of Political Lying
History

The Art of Political Lying

With idle tales this fills our empty ears;The next reports what from the first he hears;The rolling fictions grow in strength and size,Each author adding to the former lies.Here vain credulity, with new desires,Leads us astray, and groundless joy inspires;The dubious whispers, tumults fresh designed,And chilling fears astound the anxious mind. -Ovid’s Metamorphosis While the…