Question time on the FM website (plus The Week in Review)

Ask any question about geopolitics, broadly defined. We -- and others reading the FM website -- will attempt to answer it in the comments.   All answers welcomed!  This is the penultimate chapter in this series (next week will be the last).  It started well, but the questions have tapered off in quantity and quality -- … Continue reading Question time on the FM website (plus The Week in Review)

Republicans have found a sure-fire path to victory in the November elections

Introduction:  This is the third in a series of dashed off speculative opinions.  Normal procedure on the FM website for these topics would be 3 thousand word posts, supported by dozens of links.  I dont’ have the time to finish them, and too many of these outlines have accumulated in my drafts file.  Perhaps these will spark useful debate … Continue reading Republicans have found a sure-fire path to victory in the November elections

Are we citizens? Or peasants?

This financial crisis has revealed much about America.  About the operation of our government.  About our ruling elites, and what they consider important -- and who they believe should pay for their mistakes.  And about the American public.  Our passivity and ignorance (don't know, don't care). If we choose to be sheep the best we … Continue reading Are we citizens? Or peasants?