Of Fake News and History Suborned (In War and Peace)

Of Fake News and History Suborned (In War and Peace)

Greg Maybury is a freelance writer based in Perth, Australia. His main areas of interest are American history and politics in general, with a special focus on economic, national security, military, and geopolitical affairs. For over 6 years he has regularly...
The Rise and Rise of the Regime Renovators (Another Splendid Little Coup)

The Rise and Rise of the Regime Renovators (Another Splendid Little Coup)

‘It has been a splendid little war, begun with the highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that Fortune which loves the brave.’ US Secretary of State John Hay, referencing the Spanish-American War of 1898, in a letter to...
The Praetorian Bodyguards (Of the Empire’s Liars)

The Praetorian Bodyguards (Of the Empire’s Liars)

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. — F Scott Fitzgerald, 1936 —  So far as I can see, all political thinking for years has been vitiated in the...
The Great American Perpetual Motion War Machine

The Great American Perpetual Motion War Machine

Brief: The so-called ‘military-industrial complex’ ushered in by the passing of the 1947 National Security Act is a luxury America and the world can no longer afford. The unprecedented threat posed by the over-privileged belligerents infecting U.S. military doctrine...