Archive for September, 2018

A CIA lucky break? How the death of the ‘Smiling Pope’ helped Washington win the Cold War

The year 1978, as I argued in a previous op-ed, was the year today’s world was made. There was nothing inevitable about the ascendancy of Reagan and Thatcher, the rise of groups like Al-Qaeda and IS, and the downfall of the Soviet Union. The neoliberal, neoconservative world order and its associated violence came about because […]

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