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A Harder Line with Beijing? Let’s Hope Not.

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Blog03/25/2022

Beijing only ever really wanted Moscow around as a way to balance against Washington. But with the US being seen to overtly seek to punish Beijing, this will now only move it closer to Moscow.

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A Brief History of Pundits Encouraging Nuclear War

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Blog03/24/2022

Today's advocates of escalation in Ukraine are embracing an updated version of "Better dead than Red." They think themselves fit to decide for countless millions what's worth dying in a nuclear holocaust for.

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A Manufactured World Crisis

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We don't have a duty to evaluate every foreign quarrel and assess who is at fault. We do not have a duty to require leaders of regimes we don’t like to accept existing boundaries of countries as unchangeable.

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Will Biden Sanction Half the World to Isolate Russia?

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Blog03/23/2022

The United States is no longer in any position to remake the world in its image. It's not 1945 or even 1970. Yet the US seems to be gearing up to bully half the world into compliance with the US Russia sanctions. 

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We Must Now Learn the Lesson of 1914, Not the Lesson of 1938.

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Blog03/19/2022

Europe would have been immeasurably better off had its regimes chosen compromise instead of "countering aggression" in 1914. Sometimes this lesson is heeded, as when the US refused to intervene in 1956 and 1968. 

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Governments "Sanction" Their Own Citizens Every Day. The Russia Sanctions Are Just a Natural Evolution.

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Blog03/19/2022

The scale of the sanctions which Washington has imposed on Russia (and Russians) should not distract us from a crucial fact. What Washington is doing against Moscow is not rare. It is something that happens every day. 

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Facing Unpleasant Facts: What You aren’t Supposed to say about the War in Ukraine

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Blog03/18/2022

A funny thing has happened on the way to accepting the standard ruling-class narrative on the war in Ukraine: inconvenient and unpleasant facts about the region and its recent history.

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Russia Isn't Nearly as Isolated as Washington Wants You to Believe

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Blog03/16/2022

Those gloating about Russia being "cut off" are overstating the case. In fact, many of the world's largest countries have shown a reluctance to participate in the US's sanction schemes, and even close US allies aren't going along with it.

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Was Hitler Really Right-Wing?

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Blog03/16/2022

Hitler recognized that his alliance with the bourgeois and right-wing forces—without which he would never have come to power—was irreconcilable with the radical revolutionary policies he had conceived.

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The Triumphant Foreign Policy of Warren G. Harding

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Blog03/15/2022

President Harding wanted to see the end of war and a return to a more traditional American foreign policy.

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