Category Archives: Americas

US reactions to the death of Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro Lawrence Davidson explains why Americans of Cuban descent celebrated the death of Fidel Castro, and why American conservatives are unable to comprehend the historical facts behind the evolution of Castro’s regime. Read more [...]

Local fear and ignorance in the rise of Donald Trump

Martin Luther King on ignorance Lawrence Davidson explains how Americans can vote for a charlatan such as Donald Trump in terms of the “30-mile phenomenon, that is, ignorance of and indifference towards what goes on beyond the 30-mile radius of where they live. Read more [...]

Donald Trump’s moment: Will it last?

Donald Trump looking monkey-like Lawrence Davidson considers whether Donald Trump will try to meet his campaign pledges and bankrupt the country and alienating traditional US allies, or slot himself into the existing political system in Washington and thereby lose his domestic supporters. Read more [...]

American liberals unleashed the Trump monster

Donald Trump with a clenched fist Jonathan Cook argues that the reason Donald Trump is heading to the Oval Office is because the US Democratic Party rigged the primaries to ensure that a candidate who could have beaten Trump, Bernie Sanders, did not get on the ticket. Read more [...]

فوكوياما يراجع نظريته حول نهاية التاريخ

Francis Fukuyama مراجعة من إعداد منذر Read more [...]

Did Canadian taxpayers foot Islamic State’s recruitment bill?

Kadiza Sultana The horrifying case of Kadiza Sultana: Read more [...]

Customising the truth: groupthink and US foreign policy follies

Groupthink Lawrence Davidson examines the groupthink, ideological blinkers and the “we know better” attitude that blind US policy makes to the truth even when it hits them in the face, and condemns them to repeat the same follies. Read more [...]

Palestinian-American writer explains why he will vote for Jewish candidate in US presidential election

Jamal Kanj Jamal Kanj writes: … Today, American Read more [...]

The prevalence of ignorance and the making of ill-conceived policies

Gary Johnson asks What is Aleppo in interview on MSNBC Lawrence Davidson explains how bad policies are made by ignorant politicians whose decisions are based on briefings prepared by knowledgeable analysts but “darkened by cultural, ideological, political and historical preconceptions”. Read more [...]

Moral idiocy in the halls of power

Henry Kissinger looking at handcuffs Lawrence Davidson explains the absence of civilised behaviour in postwar international relations through the psychological concept of moral idiocy – the “inability to understand moral principles and values and to act in accordance with them”. Read more [...]