Historian Alfred McCoy argues that the end of the US as an empire may come sooner than most of us realize. He discusses the rise and fall of American global power. Resources: Alfred W. McCoy, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power Haymarket, 2017
We speak with former Black Panther and political prisoner Dhoruba Bin Whad about Syria, Donald Trump and Imperialism.
The Vietnam War came to an end in 1975. But another battle is brewing — as Obama has launched a decade of commemoration — and that is over how the war is to be remembered. Was it a noble cause that was poorly executed? Or was the war itself immoral? And when we look at … Continued
He was a trailblazing critic of imperialism, but chances are you’ve never heard his name. The radical Japanese journalist Kotoku Shusui, who moved from socialism to anarchism, wrote a seminal critique of imperialism — before Hobson and Lenin — and led the movement against empire in Japan. Robert Tierney discusses Kotoku, his classic work Imperialism, … Continued