Commentary

Articles and OpEd’s by author Dee Knight

Zero-Covid: ‘Breaking a Contract’ or Keeping a Promise?

Zero-Covid: ‘Breaking a Contract’ or Keeping a Promise?

Attacking China’s record on managing the Covid pandemic seems like a bad choice. While the recent protests do highlight people’s frustrations, the small size of the protests would suggest the general attitude of the majority has not changed much from a year ago: strong trust in their government.

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…”

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.

Anti-Russian Propaganda Limits Peace Prospects

Anti-Russian Propaganda Limits Peace Prospects

Ukraine’s current leadership and its U.S./NATO backers would like to avoid a settlement that reflects the demographic and historical reality of the country. But this is precisely one key issue that should guide negotiations for a peace agreement. A peace agreement reflecting Russia’s legitimate concerns (voiced for many months and years) would establish a viable basis of cooperation by Russia with Ukraine and with Europe.

Shock & Awe, Then & Now

Shock & Awe, Then & Now

“Shock and awe” was George Bush’s name for his “Desert Storm” attack on Iraq in 1990-91. A UN report described it as “near apocalyptic.”

Hit the Ground Running!

Hit the Ground Running!

We live in unprecedented times, and the transition to a just society will not happen on November 4 … There is enormous potential.

Crash Course & Turn the Guns Around

Crash Course & Turn the Guns Around

I may write about many different books here, but the top two for now are Crash Course: from the Good War to the Forever War, by H. Bruce Franklin, and Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions,?by my friend John Catalinotto, an organizer of the...

The canonization of Bush Sr.

The canonization of Bush Sr.

The recent fawning canonization of George HW Bush (senior) on the occasion of his death was really too much for me. So I appreciate the comments of Glen Ford of Blackagendareport.com. He said, in part:? The daily whitewashing of imperial crimes that masquerades as...