Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

 Socialism’s Return

 Socialism’s Return

Feb 21, 2017

Republished with permission from The Nation After more than a half-century in the wilderness, the socialist left reemerges in America. By Patrick Iber For the American left, 2016 proved to be a year with a cruel twist ending. In the first few months, a self-
described democratic socialist by the name of Bernie Sanders mounted a surprisingly successful primary...

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Feb 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Roberto Savio* ROME (IDN) – Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle! Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has...

Trump’s Chaos Theory of Government

Trump’s Chaos Theory of Government

Feb 6, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Jacek Rostowski WARSAW – In the weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, it has become clear that he intends to roll back the progressive-egalitarian agenda that is commonly associated with “political correctness” to the starting block – not just in the United States, but globally. Stephen...

Field of Fright The Terror Inside Trump’s White House

Field of Fright  The Terror Inside Trump’s White House

Feb 6, 2017

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Posted by Ira Chernus at 4:08pm, February 5, 2017. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Introduction by Tom Engelhardt   Let’s face it: since 9/11 everything in our American world has been wildly out of proportion.  Understandably enough, at the time that attack was experienced as something other than...

Harnessing the Politics of Disruption

Harnessing the Politics of Disruption

Jan 31, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Mark Leonard LONDON – The United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as US president exposed a deep generational divide. Cosmopolitan millennials and nationalist pensioners – what Thomas Friedman calls “Web People” and “Wall People” – seem to have nothing in common. But both point to the...

The battle for minds, and role of human behaviour in generating plutocracies

The battle for minds, and role of human behaviour in generating plutocracies

Jan 27, 2017

This article first appeared on openDemocracy The control or influence of information is diffused through education, politics, culture, media and the process of socialization. DENIZ KELLECIOGLU 27 January 2017 ‘The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed’, Steve Biko Just as there are mainstream media, mainstream narratives,...

From New Deal to the art of the deal: how the neoliberal project led to Trump

From New Deal to the art of the deal: how the neoliberal project led to Trump

Jan 21, 2017

Toby Carroll, City University of Hong Kong and Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente, Leiden University The last fortnight has yielded three spectacles reflecting the demise of the left, the rise of a new reactionary right and a novel political era more generally. Outgoing US President Barack Obama’s “Yes we did” speech was a fitting liberal – in the anaemic and disconnected...

Trump’s Alternative Ethical Universe

Trump’s Alternative Ethical Universe

Jan 20, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Lucy P. Marcus LONDON – From the moment Donald Trump entered the US presidential race, the potential for an unprecedented array of ethics violations, stemming from his global business interests, has been a ticking time bomb, set to detonate on January 20, 2017. Plenty of other liberal democracies have experienced elements of...

Economic Crises and the Crisis of Economics

Economic Crises and the Crisis of Economics

Jan 18, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Paola Subacchi LONDON – Is the economics profession “in crisis”? Many policymakers, such as Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, believe that it is. Indeed, a decade ago, economists failed to see a massive storm on the horizon, until it culminated in the most destructive global financial crisis in nearly 80...

The Crisis of Market Fundamentalism

The Crisis of Market Fundamentalism

Dec 23, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Anatole Kaletsky LONDON – The biggest political surprise of 2016 was that everyone was so surprised. I certainly had no excuse to be caught unawares: soon after the 2008 crisis, I wrote a book suggesting that a collapse of confidence in political institutions would follow the economic collapse, with a lag of five years or...

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