>We are descended from monkeys. There is no other explanation.by Fred ReedInformation Clearing House (January 13 2010)Pondering Whither America, I reflected on a story, probably apocryphal but which I am going to believe because I like it, about catching monkeys. Tribesmen somewhere craft a heavy pot with a hole in it large enough that a … Continue reading >Darwin Was Right
>Rising commodity prices and extreme weather events threaten global stabilityby Michael KlareLe Monde diplomatique (January 25 2011)Get ready for a rocky year. From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society, producing chaos and political unrest. Start with … Continue reading >The year of living dangerously
>How Big Media and Power-Hungry Government Are Turning America into a Dictatorshipby Elliot D Cohen and Bruce W FraserPaperback, Prometheus Books 2007Book DescriptionIn this chilling account of an America in political and cultural decline, media critics Elliot D Cohen and Bruce W Fraser show how mainstream media corporations like CNN, Fox, and NBC (General Electric) … Continue reading >The Last Days of Democracy
>... not finances or war, author warnsby Nathan Diebenowrawstory.com (January 27 2011)As many in America longingly talk of "recovery" from the most devastating economic condition since the Great Depression, others have begun thinking in a very different direction, urging fellow citizens to prepare for the worst.Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and … Continue reading >’US empire’ will fall due to lack of faith …
>The political economy, not the mythical America, is really what defines Americaby John KozyGlobal Research (January 24 2011)If the American people ever hope to take back their country, they need to understand America's political economy so the parts of it that are morally offensive and economically ineffective can be repudiated. Only then will Americans be … Continue reading >Can America Be Changed?
>by Peter GoodchildCountercurrents.org (January 22 2011)Both the US and China seem good candidates for the Last Stand of industrialized humanity, but the two countries have almost opposite problems. It's a case of Tweedledum and Tweedledee, of whether it is better to suffer from one syndrome or another.In its favor, the USA has a relatively good … Continue reading >The Last Industrial Civilization
>by John Michael GreerThe Archdruid Report (January 19 2010)I've commented more than once in these essays on the gap in perception between history as it appears in textbooks and history as it's lived by people on the spot at the time. That's a gap worth watching, because the foreshortening of history that comes with living … Continue reading >The Onset of Catabolic Collapse