Tag: free trade

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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Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 1: Introduction—the US, Trump, and Facts and Fictions about Winners and Losers

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2018


Canada, Mexico, and the US: we could argue that any one of these nation-states “lost” because of NAFTA while the others “won”. That is Donald Trump’s position: that…


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How to Read Donald Trump Like Donald Duck

Maximilian C. Forte , January 28th, 2017


If an alien were to land on Earth, and listen only to Donald Trump, the impression the alien would get is that a great, powerful, and cruel nation–Mexico–was…


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101 Things We Learned from WikiLeaks’ Podesta Emails

Maximilian C. Forte , November 8th, 2016


US voters have been given a rare, even unprecedented opportunity to look at the machinery inside an electoral campaign and a foundation, as presented by the insiders themselves….


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Donald Trump and Empire: An Assessment

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2016


“There is something unseemly about a nation conducting a foreign policy that involves it in the affairs of most of the nations of the world while its own…


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Cosmopolitan Imperialism: Obama Does Anthropology in Laos?

Maximilian C. Forte , September 8th, 2016


“Obama, the cerebral son of an anthropologist”—this is how the Associated Press touted soon to be ex-president Barack Obama on his visit to Laos this week. The AP…


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Immigration and Capital

Maximilian Forte , August 4th, 2016


Immigration, rightly or wrongly, has been marched to the frontline of current political struggles in Europe and North America. Whether exaggerated or accurate, the role of immigration is…


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Encircling Empire: Report #27 — Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Maximilian Forte , April 28th, 2016


This and previous issues have been archived on a dedicated site—please see: ENCIRCLING EMPIRE. For frequent updates, please “like” our Facebook page and/or follow on Twitter. There are…


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Globalization: Beyond Discontent

Maximilian Forte , April 25th, 2016


On Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2003). Globalization and its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. “Today, globalization is being challenged around the world….for millions of people globalization…


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The Wall: A Monument to the Nation-State

Maximilian Forte , April 17th, 2016


Reaction against globalization often takes a visceral nationalist turn in many parts of the globe, no less in the US where the impacts of globalization are increasingly registered…


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Terminal Condition: Neoliberal Globalization

Maximilian Forte , March 13th, 2016


After decades of protests and riots against neoliberal structural adjustment; after anti-globalization mass movements flourished across North America and Europe; after a large portion of Latin America…


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