Political Affairs

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The Silence of Cowards

On Monday evening, at 10:33PM a suicide bomber attacked the crowded foyer of the Manchester Arena. The Arena was packed with thousands of young women and girls, along with their parents, all there to watch the US pop-star Ariana Grande perform. Just as the concert came to a close and parents were streaming into the…

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The Real Obama Doctrine: Clinton’s Leaked E-mails and US foreign Policy as It actually Happened

In a recent largely flattering article/interview published on The Atlantic, titled ‘The Obama Doctrine’ President Obama came down from the lofty heights to dispel myths and offer an ostensibly candid self-evaluation of his presidency. In so far as it provided access into the mind of the most powerful man in the world, certainly it was…

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The Self-destruction of the Left in South America: Reflections on Brazil, Venezuela, and fellow travelers

It had long appeared that while the Northern hemisphere found itself ever more in the grip of a neoliberal orthodoxy, Latin America had emerged internationally as a champion of an alternative paradigm, whereby vibrant economies were maintained simultaneously with public policies which favored income redistribution and a more robust investment in the common good. Such…