Eric Zuesse

American writer and investigative historian

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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.

July 31, 2019
The Two Types of Americans’ Racism

A democracy needs to represent everyone who resides on the nation’s land, regardless of whether anyone else approves of any given resident. That’s what a democracy is. It represents not only non-bigots, but the many different types of bigots.

July 24, 2019
The Difference Between Being a Liberal and Being a Progressive

Because a progressive favors equally the rights of all, and rejects unconditionally the supremacy of any nation above any other, a fundamental principle of progressivism is an utter rejection of imperialism, and of any invasion of one country by another.

July 20, 2019
The US Police-State Is Now Undeniable: The Assange Case

No one has done as much to reveal the corruption that stands behind empire as Julian Assange has. Billionaires are disunited on lots of things — for examples: fossil fuels, immigration, feminism — but they are united in favor of imperialism. And, all throughout history, the aristocracy has been that way: imperialistic.