Tag Archives: foreign policy

Domesticated

  Trump ran for office vowing to change US foreign policy and put America first. That didn’t last long. Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria in response to the Syrian military’s so-called chemical weapon attack, marks the culmination of a … Continue reading

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Corporate Patriotism

  There’s a serious effort underway to get President Obama to pardon whistleblower, Edward Snowden, before he leaves office. There’s also a new movie about Snowden, by Oliver Stone, that has got me thinking about what it means to be … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  While it’s useful to focus on what we can all do to make things better, going local will only go so far.¬†Entering a presidential election between two deeply unpopular candidates, we are faced with problems that require a national … Continue reading

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Failing Upwards

  Despite being the richest most powerful country in the world the US is an empire in decline. Perhaps it’s because we don’t hold our elite accountable? Empire-101 requires holding elites accountable to maintain said empire.¬†History is replete with failed … Continue reading

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Sowing the Wind

Recently a friend asked me about the refugee crisis in Europe. “What’s it all about? Why are these people fleeing their countries with their children? I explained that the existential refugee crisis in Europe is directly caused by US wars … Continue reading

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