Seth Ferris

Does Kavanaugh Finally Make the Real America ...

OAKA346456232Sometimes events generate a public fascination out of all proportion to their actual importance. The Tate-La Bianca killings of 1969, conducted by the Manson Family, are still widely discussed today and have turned some drifting hippies only marginally connected with the actual…

The Irish Border Question: Perpetual War or M...

NIIR4354352342Most countries have border disputes with others, claiming that someone else’s territory rightfully belongs to them. However after a while these disputes take the form of posturing: claiming the de facto situation shouldn’t exist, but still putting up with it. Secure and defined…

The Islamic Republic of Iran: Why Does the US...

5756345342When people talk about pariah states, which are regarded as automatically acting wrongly and who must be opposed for the sake of it, the Islamic Republic of Iran is always one of…

John McCain: A Most Convenient and Timely Dea...

9оон6The death of John McCain has been met with the traditional response. The media outlets you would expect to support the official line, because they do not report anything else, are full of praise for this former presidential candidate, war veteran and distinguished public servant…

Trump and Understanding the Root Causes of Vi...

ISPL445342Conflict is like everything else – people get labels assigned to them based on their supposed political party, even though those parties do not represent the best interests of their base. Therefore, in the light of the meltdown over Palestine, and the number of Jewish-loving born again…

Monsanto: Who Will Pay the Price?

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Sometimes stories emerge which you expect to run and run. If they don’t, that is suspicious in itself. It suggests that hard work is being done to bury them, and we need to look at what is being done elsewhere to identify that. On August 10th a court in California found the agrochemical…

Jordan: The Middle East’s Silent Enemy

JR54534231If you say the words “Middle East”, you evoke a familiar set of images in a listener’s head. Violence, conflict, general poverty alongside significant oil wealth, arms, terrorism, corruption – an unstable mess where the next load of misery is just waiting to fall on you. This creates…

Brexit: The EU Asks Hard Questions Only It Ca...

TMPM74624234234The Brexit debate is no longer about whether it is a good thing for the UK to leave the EU. Now the UK government has finally agreed to a Brexit plan, the one which drove Boris Johnson and David Davis to run away, the EU has eagerly read through it, hoping it would find…

Alas Poor Boris Johnson: The Clown Has Gone, ...

092021187741473321As Shakespeare almost said in Hamlet, “Alas poor Boris! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!” The United Kingdom is still one of the major powers, or…

Chemical Weapons: UK Sinks to New Level with ...

BOUK673443242The UK´s successful attempt to persuade the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to attribute blame for chemical weapons attacks has aroused much discussion…

International Consequences “Blowback” of Trum...

TRM6332412A time like this, with the eyes of the world on Russia and the World Cup, is a traditional one for doing things you don´t want too many people noticing. The Soviet Bloc moved into Hungary in 1956 just as the Olympics were starting, and Mikheil Saakashvili did the same…

Italy: Artificial Financial Crisis: All About...

6734524423423Yet again, we have a financial crisis in Europe. After the bailouts in Greece and Portugal we are told that Italy, once described as “too big to fail”, is once again on the verge of bankruptcy and the rest of the EU will be forced to ride in to rescue it. Apparently the financial…


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