by Colin Kalmbacher edited by O Society Jan 25, 2020 Noam Chomsky, the father of modern linguistics as well as the world’s most-respected —and most-cited— living public intellectual, harshly criticizes the Democratic Party’s impeachment inquiry as an insufficient indictment that could inadvertently help President Donald Trump cruise to re-election later this year. As Democrats insist against evidence their … Continue reading Noam Chomsky Torches Democrats’ Narrow Trump Impeachment Charges: ‘This Tragedy May Send Him Back to Office’
https://youtu.be/Gg-jvHynP9Y Which one? Fake news? Do you even remember when the President of the United States was capable of speaking in polysyllabic words? ver-bal di-ar-rhea by Rebecca Gordon edited by O Society Jan 16, 2020 This seems like a strange moment to be writing about “the deep state” with the country entering a new phase … Continue reading That Expression Trump Keeps Using. It Doesn’t Mean What He Thinks It Means
https://youtu.be/I3hjFU9rNNY Despite being subjected to a daily diet of Trump headlines and images, I am unprepared for the president’s alarming incoherence when he's unedited by Lenore Taylor edited by O Society September 21, 2019 As a regular news reader, I thought I was across the eccentricities of the US president. Most mornings in Australia begin … Continue reading As a Foreign Reporter Visiting the US, I Am Flabbergasted by Trump’s Press Conference
Trump's foreign policy is a deadly farce consolidating the global alliance of right-wing leaders CJ Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society July 5, 2019 It is no easy task to make sense of U.S. foreign policy in the current era. Trump is wildly unpredictable and lacks any semblance of a coherent view of world … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Consolidating Far-Right Power Globally
by Sasha Abramsky edited by O Society July 1, 2019 When the president of the United States doesn’t hesitate to wade into the domestic politics of allied nations, and goes into attack-dog mode against political figures in those countries, it sends a strong signal both that traditional alliances are breaking down, and also that in … Continue reading Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism
The Trump Era as an Occasion for Truth Telling by Andrew Bacevich TomDispatch edited by O Society April 13, 2019 Irony, paradox, contradiction, consternation -- these define the times in which we live. On the one hand, the 45th president of the United States is a shameless liar. On the other hand, his presidency offers an … Continue reading Can We Stop Pretending Now?
Maybe he brilliantly played the media. Or maybe we just played ourselves. written by Bret Stephens NYTimes edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 Maybe we’ve had this all wrong. Maybe Donald Trump isn’t just some two-bit con artist who lucked his way into the White House thanks to an overconfident opponent. Or a second-rate … Continue reading Is Trump Keyser Söze Or Inspector Clouseau?