Michael J. Brenner

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

“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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America and the Common Man: RIP?

When the “common man” dies, the United States of America that the world marveled at for 250 years dies with him.

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Turkey and the United States: At Loggerheads

Unlike Trump, Erdogan does know what he wants – but, like Trump, he can’t get there.

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The Trump in All of Us

Trump’s White House resembles rowdy free play in the schoolyard under a substitute teacher. The world is at risk.

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US/Middle East: Power Politics or Amateur Hour?

Assessing the interests and weaknesses of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.

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Narcissism and Trump: The Long Story

With the White House in his pocket, Trump believes he is able to command whatever it is he wants.

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Americans’ Moby Dick: The 21st Century Edition

The “War On Terror” is entering its 16th year. But why does it have such a hold over Americans’ lives, culture and politics?

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Trump’s New “The Apprentice” Mega Show

At this point, the U.S. President-elect would do a better job filling his administration if he made the selection a reality show.

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Trump Vs. the US: Four Months That Changed the World

How Donald Trump got to the White House via the courts – and the amazing things that happened next.

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