Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire
What Really Matters in the U.S. of A.
George Lakey: As the US empire declines, what openings exist for progressive movements?
Hard as it may be to see beyond the chaos and suffering in Afghanistan, the larger picture reveals real opportunities for social change.
Domenico Agostini, Samuel Thrope: Apocalyptic Comfort
This is not the end. Lessons from ancient Iran.
Danny Sjursen: The Unaccountable Nation
Imperial hyper-powers, particularly in their late-stages, often employ foot soldiers across vast swathes of the planet, and eventually either lose control of their actions or aren’t concerned with their resultant atrocities in the first place.
William J. Astore: The Slow-Motion Collapse of the American Empire
Jump into your time machine and let me transport you back to another age. It’s May 2001 and the Atlantic Monthly has just arrived in the mail. I’m tantalized by … Continue reading →
Andrew J. Bacevich: What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us To Miss
24 Key Issues That Neither the Washington Elite Nor the Media Consider Worth Their Bother Donald Trump’s election has elicited impassioned affirmations of a renewed commitment to unvarnished truth-telling from … Continue reading →
Chris Hedges: Malcolm X Was Right About America
We are the nation Malcolm knew us to be. Human beings can be redeemed. Empires cannot. Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. … Continue reading →
Lawrence Wittner: US Empire and Nationalist Illusions
A U.S. Marine covers the face of a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with a U.S. flag in Baghdad, on April 9, 2003. After thousands of years of bloody … Continue reading →