Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Sergey Vinograd, Unsplash Richard Falk TFF Associate February 7, 2022 The post below is my stimulus essay for a Forum sponsored by Great Transition Initiative, a project of the Tellus Institute, dedicated to the exploration of humane and ecologically resonant adjustments to the challenges and threats posed by the onset of the Anthropocentric Age. The […]

Jan Oberg: The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 Scandal – How it fits CIA and the US ‘democracy”s global media war

Jan Oberg: The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 Scandal – How it fits CIA and the US ‘democracy”s global media war

Jan Oberg December 7, 2021 Imagine that the Nobel Prize in Literature is given to a book publisher or papermaker and the official motivation is that publishers or papermakers are preconditions for the writer writing and being read. Roughly, this is how the Nobel Peace Committee, reasons – unreasonably. Here’s how it legitimates that its […]

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

May 23, 2021 Richard Falk, TFF Associate Prefatory Note: The post below is a slightly modified version of Policy Paper #4 RESPONDING TO CHINESE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, published previously on the website of the Committee for a Sane China Policy. It reflects my view that the protection of human rights is being geopolitically manipulated to […]

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 […]

Trumpism: What will 2020 bring?

Trumpism: What will 2020 bring?

Richard FalkTFF Associate August 15, 2020 During the height of the Cold War when it was viewed as disloyal and compromising to show a sympathetic interest in Marxism or sympathies with Soviet ideology, someone at the U.S. military base at Frankfurt distributed to the soldiers stationed there, a handwritten version of the Bill of Rights, […]

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 […]

Acknowledging disorientation after COVID-19: Beyond horizons of fear and doubt

Acknowledging disorientation after COVID-19: Beyond horizons of fear and doubt

Richard Falk May 08, 2020 More than earlier crises of my lifetime, including the Great Depression, World War II, 9/11, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminates as never before, how precarious and uncertain is the future wellbeing, and possibly survival, of the human species. The concreteness, immediacy, and haunting uncertainties of the pandemic is quite terrifying on […]

Respecting international law: A practical argument

Respecting international law: A practical argument

Illustration by Shenuka Corea By Richard Falk, TFF Associate March 12, 2020 Prefatory Note International law – as so much else of value – has fallen on hard times, violated and ignored, where applicable and needed. Although this is a deplorable state of affairs as the planet burns and vulnerable people suffer from ecological hazards […]

Evasions, accidents, engagements, and fulfilment: An autobiographical fragment

Evasions, accidents, engagements, and fulfilment: An autobiographical fragment

By Richard Falk, TFF Associate March 16, 2020 Prefatory Note This post is something new for me, an autobiographical fragment written at the request of an online listserv as a suggestive model for academics at the start of their careers as diplomatic historians. I publish it here on my blog. It was found unsuitable for […]

Facing the Global Crisis – What Must Be Done?

Facing the Global Crisis – What Must Be Done?

By Richard Falk, TFF Associate Januar 22, 2020 Prefatory Note: The post below is a somewhat amplified version of an interview with C. J. Polychroniou, journalist and professor of political economy at West Chester University, which was published on January 7, 2020, in the online journal, Global Policy. As the interview was conducted in December […]