Global Meltdown

Why Ukraine War Has No Winners

The war in Ukraine is quintessentially Clausewitzean. And to understand it, we need to return to Carl von Clausewitz, the doyen of modern war, who recognised that war is practically limitless in variety, “complex and changeable,” and noting that every age has its particular kind of war with “its own […]

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Russian Hit Back Against The Western Countries Yet To Begin

Despite US President Biden’s pledges to cripple Russia by “targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy,” the Western media has started to accept that Russia’s economy is back on its feet.  Russia’s retaliation against western countries has barely begun yet. Russia has several levers to hit back against the western countries. The […]

America’s largest corporations

The Hiding Of Whom The Rulers Of America Are

For some reason, I am the only person who publicly asserts that America’s roughly a thousand billionaires virtually own the U.S. Government, and that they donate so much money to the candidates who win the primary elections, in both political Parties, for the U.S. House and Senate, and for governorships, […]

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Soft Power In Politics And Diplomacy (V)

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV The English language as soft power Language is the general term for human vocal (and as well as written and signed) communication. Since languages differ appreciably from each other, they, therefore, form highly effective markers of different cultures and different ethnic groups […]

Panic at cryptocurrency

The Establishment Panic At Cryptocurrency

When Kingsley Amis encountered the works of D. H. Lawrence, he was left unimpressed by yet another great denouncer and missionary the English send “themselves to tell them they are crass, gross, lost, dead, mad and addicted to unnatural vice.”  With little charity, Amis suggested leaving the didactic novelist on […]

Rebuild America

Rebuild America And Fight China

In an age of TV politicians, President Joe Biden is a figure from another age. He is deeply unexciting and suffering from advanced age – a time in life which the great Charles de Gaulle compared to a `shipwreck.’ No mobs of baseball hat-wearing yahoos are about to storm the […]

Johnson at COP26

COP26: Greening Finance?

COP26 is an entertaining show, designed to divert the public’s attention from what is going on. The IPCC, the COP’s committee of climate experts, does not predict the apocalypse to deaf governments, but provides them with a discourse to justify their political ambitions. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, who are resolutely hostile to the financial projects of the COPs, have refused to attend, while the big bankers are talking about 100 billion dollars of investment.