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Paul Street

Paul Street

Paul Street holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Binghamton University. He is former vice president for research and planning of the Chicago Urban League. Street is also the author of numerous books, including “Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement” (2020), “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power” (2010), and “They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy” (2014), and a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Z Magazine/ZNet, Black Agenda Report and teleSUR English. He has taught American history at several Chicago-area colleges and universities and currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

Articles by this author

 

Trump's Real Base Is the Ruling Class

Trump has shown that he understands who his real and most powerful base is—the billionaire class—ever since his election.

Paul Street ·


The Only Solution to America's Political Crisis

If we’re serious about popular sovereignty, we’ll stick around to "dismantle the corporate state" that birthed both Trump and the inauthentic opposition party

Paul Street ·


Trump’s Endless Mendacity and the Dawn of American Fascism

No U.S. president has ever lied as prolifically, constantly, insidiously and dangerously as Donald Trump. He never stops. He’s the Energizer Bunny of endless falsehood.

Paul Street ·


The American Sea of Deception

While we’ve never seen anything on Trump’s psychotic scale, the problem of U.S. presidential deception goes way back in American history

Paul Street ·


'Putin's War on America' Is Nothing Compared With America's War on Democracy

Missing from this media hysteria is the question of who will protect U.S. elections and purported “democracy” from the unmentionable malign influence of U.S. oligarch

Paul Street ·


Needed Now: A Real and Radical Left

Without a functioning left able to fight and do things for ordinary working and poor people, we will have nothing to defend and sustain our households, families and communities when the next big capitalist meltdown comes—an event that is due in the very near future

Paul Street ·


Who Will Protect Elections From U.S. Oligarchs?

No other “democracy” in the developed world comes close to the United States when it comes to giving big-money donors unregulated power in their national electoral processes.

Paul Street ·


The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony

The death count resulting from “American Era” U.S. foreign policy runs well into the many millions.

Paul Street ·

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