December 30, 2017 There is much President Trump does not understand about the outside world.  High up on the list is the crucial importance of US trade policy in creating and sustaining the American Empire. The key to the post-World War II US imperium was granting other nations commercial access […]


October 25, 2015 Toronto- I used to call Canada ‘the land that time forgot.’  While the rest of the world lurched from crisis to crisis, Canada remained peaceful, humane, prosperous, progressive and famously polite, a sort of North American Scandinavia. Polls showed that Canada, for all its blandness and low […]


  February 28, 2015       The wildly exaggerated threat of so-called Islamic terrorism is being shamelessly used by some western governments to boost their flagging fortunes at a time of economic malaise.   Marketing fear is a sure-fire political ploy, as the Bush administration showed.  But if you […]