It’s nothing like the great breakthroughs of the mid-twentieth century wars, when combined air and ground forces would tear a hole in the enemy line, the tanks would pour through, and the front would roll back several hundred kilometres before it stabilised again.
By Gwynne Dyer, in Opinion · 26 Sep 2023 ·
Continue reading Gwynne Dyer: Ukraine: A Breakthrough In Slow Motion
[NOTE: In 2008, Al McCoy was a main speaker at a conference on U. S. torture that I helped organize. Both his talk and his academic record marked him as a scholar to reckon with on matters of foreign policy and empire. This record drew me to this new analysis of the rapid shifts of power and empire, especially in the context of the Ukraine war.]
By Alfred McCoy, a historian and educator. He is the Fred Harvey Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change. O published at TomDispatch.
From the ashes of a world war that killed 80 million people and reduced great cities to smoking rubble, America rose like a Titan of Greek legend, unharmed and armed with extraordinary military and economic power, to govern the globe.
Continue reading Alfred McCoy on the Rise of China
. . . Yes. No. Both. Maybe. Or —Or What??
Washington Post — April 18, 2023
An intellectual battle rages: Is the U.S. in a proxy war with Russia?
Vladimir Putin says the West is trying to ‘finish’ Russia. The Biden administration denies the accusation. But leaked documents reveal the extent of U.S. involvement in the Ukraine fight.
Continue reading Is Ukraine Fighting a U. S. “Proxy War” With Russia? The Answer Is . . .
Excuse me, sir, do you think there will be indictments soon??
But what do you think are the odds??
Do you have any key observations on these cases??
Well, do you have a theory about these charges??
Last question: what should the folks in charge do now??
Thank you so much, Yogi. That was very enlightening . . .