Oct 18, 2021
The End of American Militarism?
President Joe Biden would like the world to believe that the United States is changing, and in big ways. The American infatuation with war has ended, he told the UN General Assembly...
Sep 30, 2021
Recovering From Imperial Delusions
The bad news stemming from the ill-planned and ill-managed U.S. evacuation of the Afghan capital just kept coming in. The Washington Post put it this way in blowing...
Aug 7, 2021
The Wages of Indispensable Nation Syndrome
“The thirty-year interregnum of U.S. global hegemony,” writes David Bromwich in the journal Raritan, “has been exposed as a fraud, a decoy, a cheat, [and]...
Jun 28, 2021
'So It Goes'
Any number of motives, most of them utterly wrong-headed, had prompted the United States to go to war in Vietnam. Yet, in retrospect, I’ve come to believe that one motive took...
Mar 11, 2021
Biden Defers to the Blob
You may have noticed: the Blob is back. Beneath a veneer of gender and racial diversity, the Biden national security team consists of seasoned operatives who earned their spurs in...
Jan 11, 2021
Our New Altamont Moment
It exposed a broken country and shattered delusions that never deserved to be taken seriously in the first place.
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