Deena Stryker

Women Will be at the Head of the Second Ameri...

USWOM734532It’s long overdue, partly because for decades, women’s liberation was infantilizing American men. If it finally happens, the revolution will be driven by women, Blacks and Latinos, but men will have to join in. For decades after…

We the People and “Our” Democracy

е54The drama being enacted around the promotion of a sexist, alcohol-prone judge to what is invariably described as ‘the highest court in the land’ for emphasis, is not only about women’s place in society, it’s a cringing demonstration of how empty the word ‘democracy’ is. Since it was designated as…

The Truth about ‘Democracy’

DNUS57564233The inability of governments to ‘get things done’ is what is on display in the drama being played out over the threat to the US and the world of an American president who is ‘unfit for the office’— whom the American political system should have never allowed to run. The latest revelation is that only a few months after Donald Trump took office, top officials…

1918-2018: The UN Turns East

акпOn the day when the American President delivered his second speech to the United Nations General Assembly, followed by the Presidents of France, Turkey and Iran, the nightly news only reported the fact that the audience laughed when Trump boasted about his domestic accomplishments…

Korea: So Who’s in Bad Faith Here?

MKKO67734523In 1945, with the surrender of Japanwhich had occupied Korea during the second world war, the United Nations put that country under trusteeship. Much like what was happening in Germany, zones of occupation were allotted to the victors. In Germany there were four zones, the US and…

The Migrant Crisis and the Stubborn Minority

65fsAs the world witnesses a hopeless effort on part of its Caucasian minority to retain for as long as possible its supremacy over the other 84% of the world’s population, the example of Africans and Middle Easterners fleeing to Europe appears to have served as…

The Failure of Liberalism

8076538599The growing interest in and acceptance of socialist ideas in the United States with a hundred year time lag has engendered a desperate attempt to fit the political center into the new equation in a way that preserves its self-declared superiority. The latest contribution to this effort is by The Economist, which, faced with an unusual task, breaks with…

The US is Already an Authoritarian Regime

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Or at the very least, an incipient monarchy: the only problem is that the monarch — while having plenty of clothes — has no head. The most famous twentieth century American journalist, Bob Woodward, who together with his buddy Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate…

A Janus Moment in America

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Janus was the Roman God of beginnings and endings, and hence over war and peace. He represented time, because he could see into the past with one face and into the future with the other. This may be why, in modern times he has often been associated with conflicting faces of the same entity. The last week of August…

Who Runs US Foreign Policy?

USFB46657532In the latest installment of the Trump saga, the President has seized upon his power to approve or withdraw security clearances for government employees to leave a former head of the CIA, John Brennan, without one, and announcing his intention to deprive a host of other former high level…

Is Europe Getting it Together?

1054067424In his yearly speech to his country’s ambassadors, French President Emanuel Macron echoed recent remarks by Germany’s Angela Merkel that Europe can no longer count on the US to guarantee its safety and sovereignty, but must fend for itself. Most significantly, he added: “We must…

America: It’s All Over But the Shouting

уF56834232231What is curious, as the Trump presidency careens toward a crashing finish, whether by impeachment or resignation (my money is on the latter, as I suggested back in April) is the media’s strange silence concerning the next person to occupy the White House: the fanatically religious...


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