Deena Stryker

The Failure of Liberalism

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The growing interest in and acceptance of socialist ideas in the United States with a hundred year time lag has…

The US is Already an Authoritarian Regime

DNUS9334211Or at the very least, an incipient monarchy: the only problem is that the monarch — while having plenty of clothes — has no head. The most famous twentieth century American journalist, Bob Woodward, who together with his buddy Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story that forced President…

A Janus Moment in America

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Janus was the Roman God of beginnings and endings, and hence over war and peace. He represented time, because he could see into the past with one face and into the future with the other. This may be why, in modern times he has often been associated with conflicting faces of the same entity. The last week of August…

Who Runs US Foreign Policy?

USFB46657532In the latest installment of the Trump saga, the President has seized upon his power to approve or withdraw security clearances for government employees to leave a former head of the CIA, John Brennan, without one, and announcing his intention to deprive a host of other former high level…

Is Europe Getting it Together?

1054067424In his yearly speech to his country’s ambassadors, French President Emanuel Macron echoed recent remarks by Germany’s Angela Merkel that Europe can no longer count on the US to guarantee its safety and sovereignty, but must fend for itself. Most significantly, he added: “We must…

America: It’s All Over But the Shouting

уF56834232231What is curious, as the Trump presidency careens toward a crashing finish, whether by impeachment or resignation (my money is on the latter, as I suggested back in April) is the media’s strange silence concerning the next person to occupy the White House: the fanatically religious...

The Real Dancing Bear

AUSP4656232323While the Western press was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the phony invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union, which lasted all of three days and caused no fatalities, the current president of Russia was waltzing at a country wedding with the Austrian Defense Minister. While…

The New American Key Word

ARMD7563453Increasingly, political figures and commentators are replacing the standard words involved in political discourse, ‘our nation’ or ‘our country’, with the words our democracy. This is the magic bullet intended to clinch every argument about Russian interference. While internet capers can…

The Third Rail

8981e4f815dabc77146e9a33260f79f5It has become commonplace to refer to the two great threats facing humanity, climate change and nuclear war. While these deserve special attention due to their relationship with complex scientific technologies and natural phenomena, a third threat…

After 100 Years, Socialism Comes to America

TRM745342In what has to be one of the great unmentioned political ironies, it has taken an entire century for the United States to catch up with the world it claims to be leading. And had it not been for the lone independent Senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, it would still not have…

The Empire Reads History or Rationalizing the...

BRIN55623423When the Brookings Institute acknowledges it, you know it’s official: the ‘great’ American Century is over. However, there are attenuating circumstances, which are explained in an article titled Trump and the Crumbling of the US-led World Order. According to a discussion among…

The Real Clash of Civilizations

MEUS8563453.is about how cultures treat their children. Right-Left discussions tend to focus on how workers are treated by those who rule over them and their labor, and to what extent governments provide for the safety and well-being of families. Rarely mentioned, however, is the relative weight…


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