Addicted to Racism: Why Populists Literally get off on Bigotry
- Anne-Ruth Wertheim
Only recently did I realise that people with racist prejudices have something to lose: their short-term delight, the balm for their soul. This is something they have in common with addicts. When they kick their habit, they lose this balm. In recent ...
Go post-West, young man
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
The Munich Security Conference delivered a predictable display of a West that refuses to recognize the emergence of a multipolar world order
The 2017 Munich Security Conference arguably gave the game away right at the outset, via its annual “ ...
How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic
- George Monbiot
A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in US politics. Now their allies in the UK government are planning a Brexit that plays into their hands
It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, ...
I, Too, Was Branded an Enemy of the State
- Ana Camusso
Recalling the hasty departure from our beloved, liberal Argentina, I think of Yakub Abu al-Kiyan leaving in his vehicle, perhaps to avoid seeing his home destroyed again.
One of the houses demolished in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, ...
It is not NATO, but the Limo Left that is “obsolete”
- Manlio Dinucci Μάνλιο Ντινούτσι مانليو دينوتشي
Authoritative voices from the European Left have united at the anti-Trump protest “No Ban No Wall” which is taking place across the United States. Yet erased from their minds is the French/British anti-migrant wall at Calais. Their lips ...
What Did Cedric Robinson Mean by Racial Capitalism?
- Robin Kelley
This essay is the introduction to Boston Review's new print issue, Forum I, titled Race Capitalism Justice. Inspired by Cedric Robinson's work on racial capitalism, this themed issue is a critical handbook for racial justice in the age of Trump.Order ...
Will Trump hop on a US Silk Road?
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
If it's a trade war with China he would rather have, the new president will find himself on the back foot from day one
Hysteria reigns supreme at the dawn of the Trump era, with the President rebranded across the whole ideological spectrum as an American ...
This week the issue is not Trump. It is ourselves
- John Pilger
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. "In order for us to heal and move forward...", say Writers Resist, "we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in ...
The Rise of the Corporatocracy
- Graham Vanbergen
Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147 organisations now controls 40 per cent of global trade.
We all have a feeling that something ...
What Will 2017 Bring?
- John Perkins
It’s a question on many minds as we begin this new year. It is perhaps asked more now than ever before in my life-time – and that spans 7 decades.
All we can say for sure is that we are in for big changes . . . on many fronts.
Each of ...