Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017

In memory of Edward S. Herman b. April 7, 1926, d. November 11, 2017 An inspiration that lives on, may he rest in eternal peace. From provoking potential war with North Korea, to the fabricated US hysteria and fear-mongering about Russia, to the deluge of identity politics, and the escalated neoliberal attacks on democracy, there… Read More Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017

Donald Trump, Empire, and Globalization: A Reassessment

“Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” Donald Trump recently declared, “I’m both”. The only way in which the two (seemingly contradictory) positions can be reconciled is by introducing a third term, one that is absent from Trump’s vocabulary: imperialism. Trump might not be conscious of the implication of his statement (nor would he be… Read More Donald Trump, Empire, and Globalization: A Reassessment

Fidel Castro: A Call to the President of the United States

Note: Both Jamil Hanifi and myself agreed that we should reproduce this speech, as published in Cuba’s Granma Internacional, under the heading of “Reflections of Fidel Castro.” It was originally published on 03 August 2010. This is the equivalent of Fidel blogging, and the article ranges back and forth across a wide variety of topics.… Read More Fidel Castro: A Call to the President of the United States