Eric Zuesse

American writer and investigative historian

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October 6, 2019
How Most Americans Favor Corruption

Americans don’t do it voluntarily, but mainly because they don’t understand the way the US system works. Part of that is the nation’s legal system; part of it isn’t, but is instead international.

October 1, 2019
Misrepresentations of American & Soviet Roles in WWII and the Cold War

FDR had no illusions about what immense and unnecessary suffering Stalin’s domestic policies produced, but this wasn’t FDR’s business. US national security was.

September 23, 2019
The Sickness of American Foreign Policy

American foreign policy is a global scam, which destroys millions of people, and creates misery for hundreds of millions, all in the name of ‘defending America’, Eric Zuesse writes.

September 12, 2019
Why America’s Military Capabilities Are Failing

The big money is being made not in Government-service, but in the private-sector side of the revolving door between Government-service and the private sector.

September 7, 2019
Two Opposite Ways of Interpreting Wars and International Relations

In the US-and-allied nations, the standard way of interpreting wars and international relations is archetypally exemplified by the internationally respected award-winning American war-journalist Marie Colvin.

September 4, 2019
How Syria Defeated the 2012-2019 Invasion by US & Al-Qaeda

Finally, there seems to be the light of peace at the end of the nightmarish eight-year invasion of Syria by the US and its national (such as Turkey-Jordan-Qatar-Saud-Israel) and proxy (such as jihadist and Kurdish) allies.

August 31, 2019
America’s Billionaires Congealing Around Warren and Buttigieg

The Democratic Presidential candidates who have been the most backed by billionaires have not been doing well in the polling thus far, and this fact greatly disturbs the billionaires.

August 24, 2019
Jeff Bezos’s Politics

Where wealth rules, the public do not — cannot. It’s either the one, or else the other, that will rule, in any country. Either there will be more of Big Brother; or else there will be ending it.

August 12, 2019
Reality-Denial Among America’s Democratic Party Faithful

A Senator or Representative, Republican and Democratic alike, is supposed to represent the interests of the American public, not of the billionaires who control Lockheed Martin and ExxonMobil and Halliburton, etc., but this is not the case.

August 5, 2019
What Is the World’s Most Corrupt Country?

The world’s most corrupt country is the United States of America, especially on a global basis — in America’s international relations — because the imperial capital is always the center of an empire’s corruption. It was true in the Roman Empire and others before, and it’s true now.