Letters from America

An article series for Al-Modon newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon. Read the columns in Arabic here.


A Dark Future, or No Future at All?

A Dark Future, or No Future at All?

My privileged and upper class students’ lives are a paradise compared to the hell confronting people living in Syria, Gaza, and Yemen, yet even they can sense that something is seriously wrong and out of balance, and that the current modus operandi on planet Earth is unsustainable.

America’s Impeachment Dilemma

America’s Impeachment Dilemma

Trump’s die-hard supporters would undoubtedly see impeachment proceedings as an attack on the president, and might even take up arms to express their anger. One-third of the American public could well be holding the rest of us hostage with implicit threats of violence and insurrection.

Trump-Netanyahu 2020?

Trump-Netanyahu 2020?

Will Israel, AIPAC, and American supporters of an increasingly fascist Israel help Trump claim victory in 2020, just as Trump helped Netanyahu win his fifth term last week? Will the implicit Trump-Netanyahu ticket win another four years for the worst president in American history?

Ballot Box Surprises

Ballot Box Surprises

While the US media gears up for next year’s presidential elections, other electoral matches—at home and abroad—are providing surprises of all sorts.