How Law Made Neoliberalism

How Law Made Neoliberalism

Image: Adobe Stock / XY March 23, 2021 Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal If we are to emerge from this era of crisis, we need legal thinking that operates on fundamentally different presumptions. We live in an era of intersecting crises—some new, some old but newly visible. At the time of writing, the […]

America’s Forever Wars Have Come Back Home

America’s Forever Wars Have Come Back Home

It’s no coincidence that, after years of fighting abroad, the United States is beset with paranoia, loss of trust, and increasingly bitter divisions Stephen M. Walt March 16, 2021 “Fortress America” is a derogatory term that usually refers to extreme forms of isolationism. Last week, however, CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria gave the idea a new […]

The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was

The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was

Photo by Daniel Huizinga | CC BY 2.0 Gabriel Rockhill  March 16, 2021 One of the most steadfast beliefs regarding the United States is that it is a democracy. Whenever this conviction waivers slightly, it is almost always to point out detrimental exceptions to core American values or foundational principles. For instance, aspiring critics frequently bemoan […]

Gandhi’s relevance in the time of global crises

Gandhi’s relevance in the time of global crises

(Mahatma Gandhi, ph. Rajni Kothari, photo credit: Wall Street International) March 2, 2021 Ashish Kothari In a world that is increasingly torn by conflicts and crises of many kinds. On October 2, political and business and religious leaders in India and elsewhere remember Mahatma Gandhi, sing his praises, and pledge to live by the ideals […]

Why Socialism?

Why Socialism?

Albert Einstein February 27, 2021 (Originally published in May 1949) Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is. Let us first consider the question from the point of view of […]

Martin Luther King Jr. spent the last year of his life detested by the liberal establishment

Martin Luther King Jr. spent the last year of his life detested by the liberal establishment

Dr. Martin Luther King, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), delivers his speech that opened the National Conference for New Politico Convention in Chicago, Sept. 1, 1967. King, facing a battery of microphones, called for an end to the Vietnam fighting. February 22, 2021 Zaid Jilani Martin Luther King Jr. was much more […]

Peace Studies: Inspiration, Objectives, Achievement

Peace Studies: Inspiration, Objectives, Achievement

Johan Galtung February 15, 2021 The 1987 Right Livelihood Award Acceptance Speech  Peace appeals to the hearts; studies to the brain. Both are needed, indeed indispensable. But equally indispensable is a valid link between brain and heart. The history of peace studies is, of course, a collective story, and it did not start in the […]

The path to ending our global chaos is through the UN

The path to ending our global chaos is through the UN

February 15, 2021 By Mona Ali Khalil By all accounts, 2020 has been a terrible year so far — but is it worse than 1920? In 1920, World War I, which killed 16 million people, had just ended. The two-year influenza pandemic that followed killed 50 million more. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has already killed […]

Deconstructing JFK: A coup d’état over foreign policy?

Deconstructing JFK: A coup d’état over foreign policy?

Kennedy delivers the famous speech in West Berlin in June 1963, five months before his assassination. [Source: 20minutos.es] James DiEugenio February 10, 2021 When Oliver Stone’s blockbuster film JFK premiered in 1991, it delivered a hugely embarrassing shock to academic historians, Democratic Party grandees, corporate media pundits and other respected purveyors of conventional wisdom. That’s because, for the […]

Memoir sketch: Championing lost causes

Memoir sketch: Championing lost causes

Richard Falk February 3, 2021 This article is a repost from TFF’s homepage, January 20, 2015 By chance I was reading César Vallejo’s poem, “Black Stone on a White Stone,” in a translation by Geoffrey Brock, and was struck by the opening stanza: I’ll die in Paris in the pouring rain a day I have […]

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