Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth

Editor’s note: The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed a former oil and mining industry lobbyist as secretary of the interior. President Donald Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt, a government official during the George W. Bush…

Only the Struggle Matters

PARIS—In the small chapel to the right at the entrance of the neoclassical Church of Saint-Sulpice is a large mural by Eugène Delacroix. The painter, at the end of his career and suffering from the tuberculous laryngitis…

CHRIS HEDGES: “GOODBYE TO THE DOLLAR”

The … presidency of Donald Trump has unwittingly triggered the fatal blow to the American empire—the abandonment of the dollar as the world’s principal reserve currency. Nations around the globe, especially in Europe, have lost confidence…

Resistance Is the Supreme Act of Faith

Becket: It is not for me to win you round. I have only to say no to you. King: But you must be logical, Becket! Becket: No. That isn’t necessary, my liege. We must only do—absurdly—what we have…

Scum vs. Scum

There is perhaps no better illustration of the deep decay of the American political system than the Senate race in New Jersey. Sen. Bob Menendez, running for re-election, was censured by the Senate Ethics Committee…