Tag: deglobalization

Pathways for the Post-COVID New Old World

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2020


Part 5 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Some are openly proclaiming, “you don’t want to waste a crisis,” as they calculate how the crisis could become a…


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Globalization in the Widening Gyre of COVID-19

Maximilian C. Forte , April 28th, 2020


Part 2 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. The Routes of Panic It turns out that when people panic, they panic according to a template. Panic follows established…


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From 9/11 to 2008 and COVID-19: Signs and Wonders of a Collapsing Global (Dis)order

Maximilian C. Forte , April 26th, 2020


Part 1 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series lasting from April 26 through April 30. Corona—meaning: a crown. Travelling around the world, as if at full gallop. Firing…


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Global Giants: American Empire and Transnational Capital

Maximilian C. Forte , November 28th, 2019


Review of Giants: The Global Power Elite by Peter Phillips (Introduction by William I. Robinson). New York: Seven Stories Press, 2018. LCCN 2018017493; ISBN 9781609808716 (pbk.); ISBN 9781609808723…


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Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit

Maximilian C. Forte , May 24th, 2019


First shown at London’s East End Festival in June of 2017, Brexitannia was the very first documentary about Brexit. It is a striking and deeply pensive film, in…


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Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018


OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


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Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018


JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


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Review of 2018, Part 2 (April–June): Dealing in Danger and Diplomacy

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


APRIL The Trade War Begins? April continued many of the same themes from March, beginning with the apparent start of a trade war between China and the US…


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Review of 2018, Part 1 (January–March): Unloading the American Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


In memory of James Laxer, n. December 22, 1941, d. February 23, 2018, prolific author, and an inspiration to all Canadian academics to think for ourselves. JANUARY A…


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The Thickest Review of 2018: An Overview

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


Numbering 100 printed pages, at about 50,000 words, the thickest review of 2018 is about to be published here in four parts over the next few days. A…


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Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All”: A Documentary Review

Maximilian C. Forte , July 29th, 2018


Why is there growing inequality in wealth distribution in the US? Is inequality inevitable? If inequality is inevitable, can it be useful? Can inequality become a problem? If…


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The Trade War is Here: Some of the New “Facts of Life”

Maximilian C. Forte , July 2nd, 2018


In Madeleine Albright’s new book, dramatically titled Fascism: A Warning, she slams the anti-globalization crowd, claiming yet again that globalization is here to stay—it’s a “fact of life…


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What Happened to the American Empire?

Maximilian C. Forte , January 11th, 2018


Has anything out of the ordinary happened to the US as an imperialist power since the ascent of Trump to office? While the continuities between Trump and his…


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2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Maximilian C. Forte , January 1st, 2017


Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…


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Trump and Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , November 18th, 2016


“We are the new Indians…there are people today who want to discover us again, who want to conquer, enslave, and colonize us, and who want to use us…


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