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Justice for Black Americans

On April 20, a 12-person jury in Minneapolis gave its verdict in the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin. The jury rendered a guilty verdict on all three counts in…

America and the Middle East

Americans often fret at the never-ending US entanglements in the Middle East. The region is considered “beyond repair”, with little regard to the US role in the dysfunction. There appear…

American atrocities

“TIN soldiers and Nixon coming/ We’re finally on our own/ This summer I hear the drumming/ Four dead in Ohio…” Fifty years after the Neil Young song, four deaths in…

Engaging the Americans

The Biden Administration is less than a month old, but already it is knee-deep in the quicksand that is the American war in Afghanistan. A full US troop withdrawal by…

The soul of America

“One major difference between GOP and Dems is that [Republicans] leverage their right flank to gain policy concessions and generate enthusiasm, while Dems lock their left flank in the basement…

American transition

After dropping nuclear bombs on two Japanese cities – Hiroshima and Nagasaki – at the fag end of the Second World War, the US emerged both economically and militarily as…

American nightmare

PORTLAND in Oregon was among the several American cities where the spontaneous protests sparked by the police murder of George Floyd just over two months ago never quite died out.…

America’s hour of reckoning

WE certainly live in unprecedented times. The storming of the US Capitol on Jan 6 shook the country and shocked the world. A president who refused to accept the election…

Afraid of Americans

The United States is in trouble. Two weeks ago, at the Capitol Building, senators discussed an objection to Biden’s Electoral College win as a range of Pro-Trump far-right groups mobbed…

America in decline?

THEY say one should read the commentary and not the text of these three books: Das Kapital, Mein Kampf and Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West. I have read the German leader’s book…