John Feffer

The Real Meaning of Squid Game

You’ve either seen the Netflix show Squid Game, considered watching the South Korean series before giving it a pass because of its violence, or read about it and wondered what all…

Waiting for the Cyber-Apocalypse

The Cold War Has Already Turned Hot — on the Internet America has a serious infrastructure problem. Maybe when I say that what comes to mind are all the potholes…

 What Will It Take to Defeat Trumpism?

Learning Lessons from the End of the Confederacy, Nazi Germany, and Saddam’s Iraq Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite…

Trump Rex

  In retrospect, it’s no surprise that, after the election of Donald Trump in 2016, dystopian fiction enjoyed a spike in popularity. However, novels like George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale,…

The Far Right’s War on Culture

The far right is on a roll. Just a few years ago, liberals and conservatives would have considered its recent political victories a nightmare scenario. Right-wing extremists have won elections…

The Threat of Political Climate Change

In the Americas, the Trump tsunami has swept across both continents and the “pink tide” of progressivism has all but disappeared from the southern half of the hemisphere. In Europe, with the recent…

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