A Russian Voice – Lev Voronkov: Democracy in theory and in practice. In search of an effective model of people’s power

A Russian Voice – Lev Voronkov: Democracy in theory and in practice. In search of an effective model of people’s power

Lev Voronkov January 25, 2023 In the modern lexicon of supporters of the liberal ideology, the word “democracy” means a certain positive phenomenon, to the triumph of which humanity must certainly strive in all spheres of public life. They declared despotism, authoritarianism, dictatorship, totalitarianism and other similar negative things as the antipodes of this phenomenon. […]

Edward Curtin: The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth

Edward Curtin: The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth

“Ingsoc. The sacred principles of ingsoc. Newspeak, double-speak, the mutability of the past.” – George Orwell, 1984 Edward Curtin January 24, 2023 As today dawned, I was looking out the window into the cold grayness with small patches of snow littering the frozen ground.  As light snow began to fall, I felt a deep mourning […]

Jan Oberg: Why Europe won’t decouple from the United States – unless two things happen

Jan Oberg: Why Europe won’t decouple from the United States – unless two things happen

Jan Oberg January 6, 2023 This article was published on January 5, 2023, by the very important Chinese “Global Times” under the headline, Two reasons that Europe would be forced to decouple from the US. Please read it directly there and, when you are anyhow there, browse a bit, see various menus and articles – […]

Wang Wen: Beyond China, as more nations reject the US-led order, 2022 will go down as the year of ‘de-Westernisation’

Wang Wen: Beyond China, as more nations reject the US-led order, 2022 will go down as the year of ‘de-Westernisation’

• From China’s socialist path to Latin America’s left turn and Asean’s neutral stance, more countries are quietly but firmly spurning the Western world order • Instead, they seek to favour national interests, a more democratic form of international politics and mutual respect Wang Wen January 6, 2023 The global significance of 2022 has been […]

Martin Jacques: Five key points that the West can learn from China’s governance

Martin Jacques: Five key points that the West can learn from China’s governance

Martin Jacques December 28, 2022 The West could learn a great deal from China’s system of governance. It is highly unlikely this will happen, at least anytime soon. On the contrary, the West believes that its governance system is the best in the world, cannot be improved upon, and is incomparably superior to that of […]

Lying in Politics: Hannah Arendt on Deception, Self-Deception, and the Psychology of Defactualization

Lying in Politics: Hannah Arendt on Deception, Self-Deception, and the Psychology of Defactualization

Maria Popova December 20, 2022 “No matter how large the tissue of falsehood that an experienced liar has to offer, it will never be large enough … to cover the immensity of actuality.” The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people,” Adrienne Rich wrote in her beautiful 1975 speech on lying and […]

Edward Curtin: Who Knew – We’re Here Because We’re Here Because We’re Here Because We’re Here

Edward Curtin: Who Knew – We’re Here Because We’re Here Because We’re Here Because We’re Here

Edward Curtin December 6, 2022 My title comes from a song sung by soldiers as they marched to hell in the trenches of World War I and the same song my sisters and I sang in the car as our parents drove us to our summer vacation in paradise at Edgewater Farm. I think of this as […]

Jan Oberg: The EU and NATO lie – Gorbachev was promised that NATO would not expand “one inch”

Jan Oberg: The EU and NATO lie – Gorbachev was promised that NATO would not expand “one inch”

Jan Oberg October 19, 2022 You should ask yourself, ask friends, others and decision-makers in the West why the type of important news and conversations like the one I have here – including on nuclear abolition – is possible on Russia’s RT (and explicitly appreciated, watch the end) but not possible in the Western mainstream […]

Gordon Dumoulin: The 20th CCP Congress – A unique opportunity to learn about China’s roadmap

Gordon Dumoulin: The 20th CCP Congress – A unique opportunity to learn about China’s roadmap

Gordon Dumoulin TFF Associate October 13, 2022 With only a couple of days to the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP congress) in Beijing, opening this coming Saturday, October 16, Western media outlets have not been short of speculations about the status of President Xi Jinping, the dynamics of power inside the […]

Adam Tooze: Why Joe Biden failed

Adam Tooze: Why Joe Biden failed

In just 18 months, his ambitious agenda has been demolished – along with his popularity. Where did the president go wrong? Adam Tooze – in The New Statesman July 26, 2022 In the summer of 2022 a trip to Washington DC can seem like a visit to the scene of a disaster foretold. Having removed […]

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