How it happened: Transcript of the US-China opening remarks in Alaska

How it happened: Transcript of the US-China opening remarks in Alaska

Photo credit: ChannelNewsAsia A U.S. State Department transcript April 3, 2021 Editor’s noteThere are several reasons to assume, or predict, that this meeting will be seen in the future as a serious turning point. One can’t blame the Chinese side for thinking that this is not the way to start dialogues about common matters. Indeed, […]

Martin Luther King’s Warning of America’s Spiritual Death

Martin Luther King’s Warning of America’s Spiritual Death

Dr. Gary G. Kohls February 9, 2021 A half-century ago, The New York Times accused Martin Luther King Jr. of “slander” for decrying the Vietnam War and The Washington Post detected “unsupported fantasies” in his speech, recalled more favourably by Gary G. Kohls. Originally published on Jan. 19, 2014; slightly edited for the time element. […]

The Second Cold War is coming: It will be quite different from the one with the Soviet Union

The Second Cold War is coming: It will be quite different from the one with the Soviet Union

Cooperation would be much better for all, more desirable and perfectly possible. But some want confrontation. Roberto Savio February 2, 2020 It will be quite different from the Cold War with the Soviet Union… While the Coronavirus has rightly taken much of our attention, a fundamental geopolitical realignment has been taking shape in the world, […]

America’s defining problem in 2021 isn’t China: It’s America

America’s defining problem in 2021 isn’t China: It’s America

Credit: amagnawa1092/Shutterstock Andrew J. Bacevich February 1, 2020 A new essay casts doubt on the China threat as promulgated by our nation’s ruling elite. Writing in the journal Palladium, Richard Hanania has produced the first must-read essay of 2021. A research fellow at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Hanania is part of an emerging […]

The rhetorical brilliance of Trump the demagogue

The rhetorical brilliance of Trump the demagogue

Dr. Jennifer Mercieca December 02, 2020 Donald Trump’s December 7 Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration has attracted worldwide disdain. Nearly 500,000 Britons have signed a petition asking their government to prevent Trump from entering their country. In the US, Trump’s comments have been denounced by Democrats, Republicans, the media and religious groups. Originally posted on The Conversation on December 11, 2015 […]

The rise and fall of US democracy

The rise and fall of US democracy

Peter Isackson November 10, 2020 The chaos of this year’s election may well be enough to dispel all remaining illusions about American democracy. A functioning democracy requires an educated, informed population that understands its role in the processes that define how the democratic nation is governed. Ordinary citizens have two opportunities for actively participating in […]

A Circle in the Darkness: Post-War Europe

A Circle in the Darkness: Post-War Europe

Patrick Lawrence September 1, 2020 Diana Johnstone’s newly-published memoir offers an incisive, gritty, politically alert, and expansive account of post-war Europe, reports Patrick Lawrence in this interview with the author.  Originally posted on Consortium New’s on May 17, 2020 Diana Johnstone first sojourned in Paris during the early postwar years, as France and the rest […]

Rogue states sanction the International Criminal Court

Rogue states sanction the International Criminal Court

Richard FalkTFF Associate 1 July, 2020 This post is a slightly modified version of an editorial contribution to TMS – Transcend Media Service – June 22-28, 2020 Sanctioning the International Criminal Court, ICC Even Orwell would be at a loss to make sense of some of the recent antics of leading governments. We would expect […]

The benefits of equality

The benefits of equality

TFF is proud to present yet another book by its Associate, John Scales Avery, who at the age of 83 remains an incredibly productive global thinker and author of books about our world’s essential problems, what causes them and what must be done. And all of Avery’s books are freely downloadable… The book is – […]

George Floyd’s killing: Part 2

George Floyd’s killing: Part 2

Pulling down statues may make us feel good but will not eliminate the root causes of racism and discrimination Farhang JahanpourTFF Associate June 23, 2020 Part Two – Part 1 here The protests to the cruel killing of George Floyd and many others before him and even some after him have not remained confined to […]