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Section: Institute for Policy Studies (USA)

      Why Bolton Matters
      Jun26

      Why Bolton Matters

      Unreliable narrators are a staple of literature. Consider the delusional, self-serving narrator of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or the way Humbert Humbert used his cultured references and gorgeous prose to dress up his crimes in Nabokov’s Lolita. Now along comes John Bolton and his account of time served in the Trump administration as...

      Is It Time to Boycott the United States?
      May28

      Is It Time to Boycott the United States?

      In his infinite ignorance, Donald Trump has invited world leaders to the White House for a face-to-face meeting at the end of June. Unlike the other countries in the G7, the United States has yet to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. One of the hotspots that the White House itself has identified is none other than Washington, DC. And...

      The President as Political Hit Man
      Mar11

      The President as Political Hit Man

      Donald Trump filed his paperwork to run for reelection only hours after his inauguration in January 2017, setting a presidential record, the first of his many dubious achievements. For a man who relished the adulation and bombast of campaigning, it should have surprised no one that he charged out of the starting gate so quickly for 2020 as well....

      Making America Unsafe Again
      Feb27

      Making America Unsafe Again

      Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn’t like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports. But Trump is nothing if not a walking...

      Impeachment Couldn’t Depose Trump. Working Class Politics Can.
      Feb12

      Impeachment Couldn’t Depose Trump. Working Class Politics Can.

      On the eve of his impeachment acquittal in the Senate, Donald Trump delivered a combative yet triumphant State of the Union address. Freed from the yoke of impeachment proceedings, the president didn’t bother to mention them at all. Instead, he touted a “great American comeback” and a “blue collar boom,” laced throughout with anti-immigrant...

      There’s No ‘Great American Comeback’
      Feb05

      There’s No ‘Great American Comeback’

      There’s an image burned into my brain from childhood: the graffitied train tracks along the intersection of Fifth and Patterson in downtown Dayton, Ohio. It’s a slightly shabby landscape dotted by warehouses, churches, fast food restaurants, and — at the margins — an old arthouse theater. If you look closely, you can see the building...

      America’s Coronavirus: Containing the Outbreak of Trumpism
      Jan30

      America’s Coronavirus: Containing the Outbreak of Trumpism

      The epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak is widely thought to be a wet market in Wuhan. At such markets, seafood, chicken, and other conventional foodstuffs are on sale alongside live animals. You can buy more than just dogs and cats there. Local epicures also shop for more exotic fare like foxes, badgers, civets, and snakes. The...

      Putin Proposes, Trump Disposes
      Jan24

      Putin Proposes, Trump Disposes

      In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin is proposing a new constitution. Meanwhile, in Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump is disposing of the old constitution. The first is a demonstration of power meant to showcase the unity of the Russian political system behind a strong leader. The second is an act of desperation that reveals the deep...

      The Real Shadow Policy of the Trump Administration Is Racist Extremism
      Dec18

      The Real Shadow Policy of the Trump Administration Is Racist Extremism

      The Democrats are pursuing two charges in their impeachment of Donald Trump: First, that the president tried to enlist Ukraine’s help for his own political gain. And second, that he’s continued to obstruct Congress in its investigation into this abuse of power. Trump’s transformation of the Oval Office into both a branch of his...

      Whose Coups?
      Dec13

      Whose Coups?

      Coups have been one of the greatest threats to democracy. The people elect a daring leader willing to take on the status quo. And then, as in Iran in 1953 or Chile in 1973, the military pushes the leader aside to take control. Sometimes the generals remain in power; sometimes they restore a royal to the throne. Often some external force – a...

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