The Best Hot Take on the Mueller Report is from 1796

by Jon Schwarz Intercept edited by O Society April 26, 2019 THE MUELLER REPORT is now (mostly) public. The lurid speculation from Democrats and the corporate media President Donald Trump is somehow a Russian agent is false. Yet the report, and Mueller’s previous indictments, should persuade any reasonable person the Russian government did indeed meddle in … Continue reading The Best Hot Take on the Mueller Report is from 1796

Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

Former president says peaceful China 'ahead of us in almost every way.' by Brett Wilkins Common Dreams edited by O Society April 20, 2019 The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation calls the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” During his regular Sunday school … Continue reading Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

by Daniel Sargent Diplomatic History The most succinct version of my argument goes like this. Continental conquest and early industrialization combined in the mid-twentieth century with the disparate impacts of the Second World War to make the United States exceptional. Over the twentieth century’s second half, the United States became less exceptional. The modernity America once modeled … Continue reading Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

Donald Trump is but one symptom of a wider problem, one which weakens the United States on the international stage. by Stephen Walt Foreign Policy edited by O Society March 27, 2019 If  we’ve been paying attention, Americans received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? Our country is much … Continue reading America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

The American Emperor Has No Clothes

by Danny Sjursen AntiWar March 19, 2019 There are times when I wish that the United States would just drop the charade and declare itself a global empire. As a veteran of two imperial wars, a witness to the dark underside of America’s empire-denial, I’ve grown tired of the equivocation and denials from senior policymakers. The U.S. can’t be … Continue reading The American Emperor Has No Clothes

We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

by Ilhan Omar Washington Post March 18, 2019 ince I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one … Continue reading We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.