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To Avoid a Collapse Means Restoring Glass-Steagall (Without the Green New Deal)
Business
To Avoid a Collapse Means Restoring Glass-Steagall (Without the Green New Deal)
August 7, 2019

With the recent discussion of the collapse of the western system of banking (and neo-liberal ‘post-truth’ values more generally) a serious overview of the post-WWII stripping down of nation states is in order.

The ‘Special Relationship’ Is Collapsing… and That’s a Good Thing
August 1, 2019

Kim Darroch’s return to London is being hailed by many naïve commentators as yet another proof that President Trump is a crazed ego-maniac who cannot take criticism from a seasoned professional diplomat. The reality is that Darroch’s messages to the British Foreign Office go much deeper.

The ‘Special Relationship’ Is Collapsing… and That’s a Good Thing
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Bretton Woods Is Dead: What Next?
Business
Bretton Woods Is Dead: What Next?
July 27, 2019

Today the world has captured a second chance to revive the “great dream”. In the 21st century, this great dream has taken the form of the New Silk Road, led by Russia and China (and joined by a growing chorus of nations yearning to exit the invisible cage of colonialism).

The Most Successful Presidents Keep to Themselves – Not Twitter
April 28, 2019

Donald Trump shares all but his innermost thoughts with us. Moments of irritation and elation prompt instant tweets, full of execration and exultation, respectively. Not so with Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan. Each of them projected an image of friendliness and cheer. Each seemed to have shared the tastes and gut instincts of ordinary people.

The Most Successful Presidents Keep to Themselves – Not Twitter
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Learning the Real Lessons of Yalta to Prevent World War III
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Learning the Real Lessons of Yalta to Prevent World War III
November 30, 2018

Yalta was never a naïve sellout and Roosevelt gave away nothing. After he died Churchill and the US Republicans successfully slandered his good name for their own glory and lying gain.