Michael J. Brenner

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

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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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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