Independent geopolitical analyst, writer and journalist
The total balkanization of culture in the U.S. into bulletproof containers of irrationality is precluding any possibility of civilized debate, Pepe Escobar writes.
Two decades after the fact, a political earthquake that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence.
MAGA – which is a rehash of the American dream – simply cannot happen when society is viciously polarized; vast sectors of the middle class are being completely erased; and mass immigration is coming from the Global South.
The marriage of post-Lockdown and George Floyd protests has nurtured a rough beast that is still immune to any form of civilized debate in the U.S.
This is our choice: it’s either Neoliberal Restoration or a revolutionary rupture. And nothing in between.
We may have been set up for an endless biopolitical quarantine without even noticing it, Pepe Escobar writes.
The post-Planet Lockdown world – still a hazy mirage – may well need a post-Planet Lockdown currency.
How could U.S. intel have known about a contagion one month before Chinese doctors detected an unknown virus?
The absolutely key issue is how the West was caught completely unprepared for the spread of Covid-19 – even after being provided a head start of two months by China, and having the time to study different successful strategies applied across Asia.
On the surface, coronavirus is a dream bio-weapon for those fixated on wreaking havoc across China and praying for regime change.