Why H.G. Wells’ ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ Has Arrived Today

By Cynthia Chung “It has become apparent that whole masses of human population are, as a whole, inferior in their claim upon the future, to other masses, that they cannot be given opportunities or trusted with power as the superior peoples are trusted, that their characteristic weaknesses are contagious and detrimental to the civilizing fabric,…

The Strange Case and Many Faces of James Burnham

By Cynthia Chung “[James Burnham is] the real intellectual founder of the neoconservative movement and the original proselytizer, in America, of the theory of ‘totalitarianism.’” – Christopher Hitchens, “For the Sake of Argument: Essay and Minority Reports” It is understandably the source of some confusion as to how a former high level Trotskyist became the…

Valediction: An Interview with Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

A new book has just been published entitled Valediction: Three Nights of Desmond which provides an invaluable dimension to Afghanistan’s story within the context of world history from the first-hand account of the only two American journalists permitted to enter the war-torn nation in 1981 and again in 1983. The two documentaries produced by the…

The U.S. Pivot to Asia: Cold War Lessons From Vietnam for Today

By Cynthia Chung In part one of this series, I discussed how a massive U.S. arms stockpile in Okinawa, Japan that was originally intended to be used for the planned American invasion of Japan was cancelled once the two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. L. Fletcher Prouty, who served as Chief of Special…

The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Emerges

Whether the Arctic will become a platform for cooperation or warfare has been a question often posed throughout the past 150 years. As early as 1875, a vision for Eurasian-American cooperation was becoming realized as leading Americans and Russians alike foresaw the construction of telegraph and even rail lines across the 100 km Bering Strait…

Cheikh Anta Diop’s Dream of a United Africa: The Economic Vision for an African New Silk Road

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Nicholas Jones explores the strategic thinking of Africa’s great renaissance philosopher/scientist/statesman Cheikh Anta Diop and his vision for a modern, technologically advanced Africa liberated from the yolk of colonialism. Nicholas additionally lays out various elements of the evolving Belt and Road Initiative on the continent which are bringing Diop’s…

Who Really Runs the Middle East?

By Cynthia Chung This article is a redacted version of an original publication on The Saker. Whose “Arab Awakening”? “The renunciation will not be easy. Jewish hopes have been raised to such a pitch that the non-fulfilment of the Zionist dream of a Jewish state in Palestine will cause intense disillusionment and bitterness. The manifold…

An Electric Challenge to Critics of the USA

It has become common place to look at the western world and see only its blemishes. Obviously, imperial behavior spread over decades of American foreign policy has not helped this problem. While it is of vital importance to acknowledge the ugliness, corruption and malevolent deeds conducted under the banner of “the United States of America”,…