Michael J. Brenner

Michael Brenner is Professor Emeritus of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. [Texas, United States]

Deconstructing Globalization

The anthropological dimension of why we blame “globalization” for our own, very human lack of proper action and understanding.

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Russia in the American Mind

Russia has been stigmatized as ghoul no. 2 in the American chamber of horrors. That is an act of escapism that conveniently removes China from much-needed public attention.

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US Inequality: The Economics of Nastiness

Americans are systematically lulled into believing that inequality is an unalterable fact of life.

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Political Questions All Americans Should Ask

To get real, Americans must urgently rethink many modern mythologies they hold dear.

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Yemen: How Europe Kowtows to America

European leaders either follow obediently in America’s wake or hold their tongues.

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North Korea on the Table

Dissecting Donald Trump’s mental gymnastics on dealing with pesky dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Vietnam: Memories Are Made of This – Or Maybe Not

A review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s fascinating new book.

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The Summer of Love Turns 50

San Francisco is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the most iconic cultural event in its history – the summer of 1967.

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“Americanism” Revisited

How can one stop the dangerous perpetuation of an unrealistic conception of America’s place in the world?

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The Grenfell Tower Fallout

The Grenfell Tower tragedy is a classic “what have we become” moment.

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