Latest articles by Daniel Lazare
Approaching train wreck
With Donald Trump getting ready to run again in 2024, Joe Biden’s support has collapsed in opinion polls. Daniel Lazare explains why
Across the entire spectrum
Whistleblower Frances Haugen said what people wanted to hear. Daniel Lazare scoffs at the moral panic over Facebook and Instagram
Tudor, Whig or what?
No ultimate source of sovereignty: Daniel Lazare takes issue with Mike Macnair on the nature of the US constitution
One coup attempt or two?
There was general Mark Milley too. Daniel Lazare re-examines January 6 in light of the latest revelations
Another ‘flight forward’?
Daniel Lazare asks whether or not any lessons have been learnt from forty years of war and disaster
A wounded giant retreats
America spent, bribed, killed and bungled on a massive scale. Daniel Lazare assesses the consequences
Arms and the duopoly
Afghanistan was a disastrous bipartisan war supported by Democrats and Republicans alike. Daniel Lazare lambasts the idea that the solution lies in a third bourgeois party untainted by the arms industry
Reasons for Afghan debacles
Daniel Lazare reviews: Rodric Braithwaite ‘Afgantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89’ Oxford University Press, 2011, pp448, £10.28; Artemy M Kalinovsky ‘A long goodbye: the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan’ Harvard University Press, 2011, pp290, £22.95; Bruce Riedel ‘What we won: America’s secret war in Afghanistan, 1979-89’ Brookings, 2014, pp189, £17
Tears and yet more tears
The more they blubber, writes Daniel Lazare, the more evident it becomes they have nothing to say
As Trump lays the ground for another presidential run, Republicans impose further restrictions on voting rights. Daniel Lazare sees a looming constitutional crisis
Another forced scuttle
There have been lies and lies and yet more lies. Daniel Lazare savages what has been a comprehensive failure, from the ‘light footprint’ military model to the final humiliating pull-out
Carrying the can
The liberal establishment wants us to believe that the ‘war on terror’ was all Donald Rumsfeld’s fault. Daniel Lazare begs to disagree
Desperately clinging on
The Putin-Biden summit illustrates one thing above all: US hypocrisy. Daniel Lazare looks at election interference and the debacle in Afghanistan
Paralysis of ruling elite
The linkage between a frozen constitution, democratic decline and sexual rigidity is subtle yet powerful, argues Daniel Lazare
Texas and the F-word
Can fascism be established in the absence of a working class threat? Daniel Lazare believes it is possible
Strategic rivalries remain
Daniel Lazare says ending tensions with Russia will take more than discarding opposition to Nord Stream 2
Assault on democracy
Trump’s cult of the personality is taking on Bonapartist traits. Rather than a fellow member, he plainly sees himself as a monarch, lording over the GOP while in temporary exile. Daniel Lazare reports
Anti-imperialism of fools?
Daniel Lazare savages the ‘solidarity with the Syrian people’ petition fronted by disorientated luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, George Monbiot and Ariel Dorfman
Drugs war bad
With ever increasing numbers of desperate Latin American people fleeing for their lives, Daniel Lazare looks at those on the left who refuse to address the central problem
Is war on the way?
Mounting tensions between Russia and the west over Ukraine could have serious international consequences, warns Daniel Lazare
Labour’s latest Waterloo
The defeat of the campaign for union recognition at Amazon is not as straightforward as might be thought, argues Daniel Lazare
Playing into imperialist hands
Foppe de Haan seems to have been taken in by the campaign to demonise China, argues Daniel Lazare
No let up in cold war
What is Joe Biden up to? Daniel Lazare looks at the wild allegations against Xi Jinping and China
The stumbling, bumbling Joe Biden is like the former Soviet leader in more ways than one, writes Daniel Lazare
Uyghurs: why now?
Are the Chinese guilty of ‘genocide’? Daniel Lazare looks behind the wall-to-wall propaganda
System in reverse
What does Joe Biden’s massive Covid relief package mean for ordinary working class people? Daniel Lazare looks behind the Keynesian promises of jam today and jam tomorrow
A central driver
The unchanging constitution no longer ensures stability: quite the reverse. As shown by the January 6 attempted coup, it brings instability. Daniel Lazare defends his long held position
Trying to reverse the irreversible
‘We’re back!’ cries Biden. But, asks Daniel Lazare, will its allies welcome the US as the undisputed global hegemon once again?
Heading for self-destruction
Impeachment and acquittal: but, says Daniel Lazare, Trump was guilty as charged
The meaning of January 6
A riot, a coup attempt or something in between? Daniel Lazare responds to three recently published articles in the Weekly Worker
One episode in long-term process
Vladimir Putin cannot be blamed for America’s worst president ever. Daniel Lazare assesses the four turbulent years
Trump’s ‘march on Rome’
The current US republic is heading towards an eventual downfall, contends Daniel Lazare
Are we approaching the end of US hegemony? Daniel Lazare discusses Biden’s likely role, following the years of Obama and Trump
A guide for the perplexed
The country faces a systemic crisis. Daniel Lazare argues that ‘Repocratic’ politics inevitably leads to chaos
Just as we predicted
It is clear from Biden’s cabinet appointments that he will preside over totally incoherent policies, writes Daniel Lazare
Trump’s big win
Joe Biden himself was a target when it came to the decision to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist, writes Daniel Lazare
End in sight
The wheels have fallen off Trump’s attempt to steal the election. Daniel Lazare grapples with the unwillingness of the GOP to move towards dictatorship and mass repression
American crisis mounts
The current fraught situation highlights the huge breakdown that is in the offing, argues Daniel Lazare
Washington wars intensify
Will Trump be able to overrule ‘democracy’? It is far from impossible, writes Daniel Lazare
At breaking point
With Republicans and Democrats fighting over the few remaining state delegates and threats of appeals to the Supreme Court, Daniel Lazare predicts that the constitutional crisis can only get worse
Whoever wins on November 3, writes Daniel Lazare, the downhill slide looks set to continue
Covid-19 set to destroy Trump?
Daniel Lazare says the excess deaths are not only down to the president’s incompetence
More Russia wars
The US political crisis cannot be reduced to a single party or individual, writes Daniel Lazare
Nineteenth nervous breakdown
Daniel Lazare denounces the checks and balances that make what passes for ‘democracy’ such a shambles
Royal high court
Why the commotion over the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Daniel Lazare gives his answers
Weimarisation of politics
Daniel Lazare sees striking parallels between pre-Hitler Germany and America today
Positive and negative
Daniel Lazare reviews Christian Parenti's "Radical Hamilton: economic lessons from a misunderstood founder"
Repackaging the ancien régime
Is the priority getting rid of Trump at all costs? Daniel Lazare takes a look at the reactionary nature of the Biden-Harris programme
Going straight downhill
Who’s trying to rig the US elections, asks Daniel Lazare - Republicans, Democrats or both?
Strategy of tension
Forces supposedly opposed to an authoritarian takeover are helping to pave the way for it, writes Daniel Lazare
What will remain of democracy?
With Trump now employing paramilitary forces, writes Daniel Lazare, the signs are not good
A plague on both houses
Trump has rewarded Roger Stone and the Democrats want Julian Assange cruelly punished, says Daniel Lazare
Power of child-like logic
Without a centralised leadership BLM risks playing into Trump’s hands, argues Daniel Lazare
Toppling over a cliff
It is not just Trump’s fault that cases of Covid-19 are soaring, writes Daniel Lazare
End of the Donald?
Suddenly everything seems to be going wrong for the president, says Daniel Lazare
Trump: three questions
Daniel Lazare looks at the possibilities in the presidential election
Race über alles?
Daniel Lazare looks beneath the skin of Black Lives Matter and reveals the links with big business
America explodes - again
As Trump exploits middle class fears we should expect more tyranny, not less, writes Daniel Lazare
The Biden disaster
Daniel Lazare recalls the consistently reactionary politics of the Democratic presidential candidate
Coronavirus and the political organism
There is now a hole where a superpower used to be, writes Daniel Lazare
Democracy is central
In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ withdrawal, Daniel Lazare responds to recent contributions
An empire unravelling
Daniel Lazare believes that Covid-19 could mean the end for the USA in its current form
The great Bernie bust
It is now all but certain that Joe Biden will be the Democratic candidate, writes Daniel Lazare.
Subordinate to the bourgeoisie
It is true that Sanders is mobilising the working class, writes Daniel Lazare. But for what?
Daniel Lazare looks at America’s primitive constitution, the Sanders surge and asks ... ‘what if’.
Stronger than ever
While it is good that Trump was acquitted, writes Daniel Lazare, the slide into authoritarianism is now set to continue.
America, the robotic
Daniel Lazare examines the role of a reactionary constitution in the battle over Trump’s impeachment.
Fury, frustration and volatility
Daniel Lazare examines the dilemmas, contradictions and warmongering of US imperialism.
Russia, Russia, Russia …
The Democrats’ campaign for Trump’s impeachment is a symptom of a sea change, writes Daniel Lazare.
Most dangerous woman in America?
Daniel Lazare considers the role of Fiona Hill in the anti-Trump impeachment campaign.
Abolish the filibuster
The constitution of the United States is designed to thwart democracy, observes Dan Lazare.
Russiagate and what it says about America
The US is in decline, writes Daniel Lazare, and making matters worse it is saddled with an antiquated constitution.