My views on history & current events

A Realistic Path to PeaceCommentaryImperialismPalestine
Real Peace – Not ‘Pax Americana’ – for the Middle East and Ukraine

Real Peace – Not ‘Pax Americana’ – for the Middle East and Ukraine

Switching victim and aggressor is a favorite US tactic for justifying slaughter in efforts to maintain domination. Back in 1964 it was a “Vietnamese attack” on a US ship in the Gulf of Tonkin that “justified” what US Air Force General Curtis Lemay called “bombing them back to the Stone Age.” Years earlier the US Air Force bombed and destroyed all the cities and most towns in northern Korea. The endless mess caused by three decades of “endless war” helps to explain the problem facing Biden, Blinken, and their NATO allies, as well as Netanyahu. They have bitten off more than they can chew. As they face defeat in their proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, they are dreaming of an easy solution of the Palestine/Israel conflict, one that would maintain the status quo ante, as if nothing serious has happened as a result of the current genocidal slaughter. It’s an impossible dream.

ImperialismReviews
Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball for a Global Economy
Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball for a Global Economy

Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball for a Global Economy

US sanctions on more than 40 countries are a “wrecking ball.” But they’re also a boomerang that is devastating Europe, and rapidly surging into the lives of people at home. High prices for gasoline, food and other necessities are the tip of an iceberg, or the headwinds of a hurricane. Much worse is headed our way. We need this book to understand what’s coming and get ready. We need the explanations and background, to really understand what’s happening, and we need the “Sanctions Kill Toolkit.”

CommentaryImperialismNewsletters
Biden Travels East in Clouds of Mistrust
Biden Travels East in Clouds of Mistrust

Biden Travels East in Clouds of Mistrust

There’s a trust problem for the U.S. at all these global conferences. “Joe Biden comes to COP27 and makes new promises. He’s like a salesman selling goods with endless small print.” In Cambodia, “ASEAN leaders reiterated their strong ties with Beijing and issued a statement supporting One China, opposing independence for Taiwan.” And in Indonesia, the U.S. finds the G20 to be “a symbol of the transformation from the West having the only say to common governance across the globe…"

BooksCommentaryImperialismNewsletters
Michael Hudson Discusses Economic War
My review(s) of ‘The Destiny of Civilization’

My review(s) of ‘The Destiny of Civilization’

The US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America’s aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy… the Biden Administration’s plan was to split Russia away from China and then cripple China’s own military and economic viability. But the effect of American diplomacy has been to drive Russia and China together, joining with Iran, India and other allies.