“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

  New book by TFF Associate, Richard Falk, on the Vietnam War   Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk Editor Stefan Andersson Cambridge University Press, 2017 (US $ 157) Paperback UK £ 28 here   Why the Legal and Political Debate on the Vietnam War Still Matters   […]

Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin

Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin

  By John S. Uebersax • Pitirim Sorokin, a leading 20th century sociologist, is someone you should know about. Consider this quote of his: The organism of the Western society and culture seems to be undergoing one of the deepest and most significant crises of its life. The crisis is far greater than the ordinary; […]

Parallel Universes: Vietnam and Palestine

Parallel Universes: Vietnam and Palestine

By Richard Falk Not surprisingly, my sixth visit to Vietnam stirred many memories, among them, a recognition of the parallels between the Vietnamese and Palestinian experiences, two peoples who have meant so much to me over the course of my adult lifetime. I visited Hanoi in 1968 in the midst of the American war that […]

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

Special Report: Many Americans simply view North Korea and its leaders as “crazy,” but the history behind today’s crisis reveals of a more complex reality that could change those simplistic impressions, as historian William R. Polk explains. Via consortiumnews.com By William R. Polk The U.S. and North Korea are on the brink of hostilities that […]

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

By Jan Oberg Written April 1990 • Published in Bulletin of Peace Proposals 3-1990, pp 287-298 and on TFF’s homepage at the same time   1. Four hypotheses The West has lost a close enemy, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Which reactions can be discerned and what psycho-political emotions are they indicative of? How […]

The Decline and Fall of Modern Civilization: 8 Simple Steps to Squandering It All

The Decline and Fall of Modern Civilization: 8 Simple Steps to Squandering It All

  By Brandon Marlon Neither are great civilizations built in a day, nor do they collapse all of a sudden. Deterioration is gradual, therefore noticeable. In the Land of Israel, the First Temple was destroyed due to idolatry. The Second Temple was destroyed due to baseless hatred. In the 21st century, the subtler combination of […]

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations – YouTube

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations – YouTube

  By Dr. Shashi Tharoor • At Oxford Union in 2015   Jan Oberg comments: Elegant, knowledgeable, witty and – to the point. A delightful way of setting the records straight.

Ethics and empire: an open letter from Oxford scholars

Ethics and empire: an open letter from Oxford scholars

  • A group of Oxford academics has written the below letter following the debate surrounding an article in The Times entitled “Don’t feel guilty about our colonial history” by Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of moral and pastoral theology at the University of Oxford. Via theconversation.com We are scholars who work on histories of empire […]

Metafutures

Metafutures

By Metafutures • Welcome to Metafuture Metafuture is an educational think tank which explores futures-oriented issues. Our approach to futures thinking and practice (theories, methods, tools and processes) is based on the “Six Pillars” model which inquires into alternative and preferred futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. Library Free material – published […]

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev heard and how he was cheated

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev heard and how he was cheated

Via gwu.edu Washington D.C., December 12, 2017 – U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials […]