Category: USA

The new Cold War

Date: 20th August, 2020Author: Rob Gowland Or perhaps the heading should more correctly be “The Renewed Cold War”, for the original Cold War against the USSR never really ended. How could it? After all, it was simply a manifestation of the class war between capital and labour, between bosses and workers. And that won’t end Read More

Whose Rights?

Date: August 20th, 2020Author: Rob Gowland As you have no doubt noticed, American leaders are fond of proclaiming their devotion to “human rights”. They have to say “human rights” because if they called them “democratic rights” – as they should – it would raise too many awkward questions. Questions like, if the US is such Read More

The US crisis

Date: June 18, 2020Author: Paul Cockshott Back in 2010 the materialist historian Turchin predicted in an article in Nature that 2020 would see a major outbreak of social disorder in the USA. Read moreWhose Rights?His work distinguished between the long term stress that a society experiences and short term triggers. The long term stress predisposes Read More