Across the United States, Europe and the Middle East, unitary states are splintering under the leadership of divisive nationalist demagogues.
In a speech at the site of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Thursday, the president proclaimed that "the fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive."
Patriotism is a key tool for the owning class. To them, the quarterback's refusal to stand for the national anthem—a nationalistic ritual—threatened to undermine the whole capitalist system.
Who will take America’s place in Asia?
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen was considered by many to be the rising star of France's far-right National Front party, but that changed this week.
France is on the verge of committing a nativist mistake comparable to those the United States and Britain made in 2016, the "Last Week Tonight" host says.
The priest and author of the new book “The Nicene Heresy: Christendom and War, Reverence and Critique” tells Truthdig's editor in chief about his career working for peace in Central America and his conflicted relationship with his church.
Too often during this election season, a discourse of "bad manners" has paraded as insight while working to conceal the effects of power, politics, racial injustice and other forms of oppression.
The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, paves the way for the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.