Interview by David Barsamian.
Robert Borosage is the founder of the Campaign for America’s Future. He was the director of the Institute for Policy Studies for nearly a decade. His articles appear in The Nation, the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Today, Iraq. Tomorrow . . . ?
As'ad AbuKhalilA Pax Americana is emerging in the Middle East. Today the U.S. stands astride Iraq. The Red Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean are virtually U.S. lakes guarded over by the largest naval armadas in the world. American planes command the skies. The Middle East is dotted with and surrounded by U.S. military bases. […]
The Inversion of Totalitarianism
Sheldon WolinTraditional totalitarianism conjures images of jack-booted storm troopers, death camps and Stalin-like regimes. In recent years a new variety of totalitarianism has emerged departing from the norm. Noted political theorist Sheldon Wolin calls it “the inversion of totalitarianism” and that it “represents the political coming of age of corporate power and political demobilization of the […]
The Attack on Women & Welfare
Mimi AbramovitzThe burden of welfare reform falls overwhelmingly on poor women of color, yet discussions in Washington, state capitals and in the media scrupulously avoid mentioning gender, race and class. The public is told that support for the needy is dangerous and corrupting and furthermore there is no money for such programs. The new welfare law […]
2016 Harvard Trade Union Program
Noam ChomskyThe lead news stories are clear: there is working-class anger, anxiety and rage. Working people have been taking it on the chin for decades. Wages have been flat for years. The Bernie Sanders campaign has highlighted the scandalous levels of income and wealth inequality. Increasingly, more and more workers understand how rigged the system is […]
The Battle for Saudi Arabia
As'ad AbuKhalilSaudi Arabia is a most unusual country. Its oil reserves are the largest in the world. It is run like a privately owned business operated by the Saud family. Hundreds of princes and their hanger ons preside over a nation without a constitution. Patriarchy, misogyny, oppression, censorship, religious intolerance characterize this feudal regime. Since Saudi […]
The Warfare State
Philip AgeeFormer CIA officer Philip Agee contends that U.S. foreign policy is driven by the need for crises in order to justify military spending thus creating a warfare state. The spector and threat of overseas enemies and turmoil is a method, Agee argues, of preventing genuine democracy and reform of the domestic system.