Stories by John Feffer

John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. His dystopian novel, Splinterlands, a Dispatch Books original (with Haymarket Books), will be published on December 6th. He is a TomDispatch regular. subscribe to John Feffer's feed

Posted on: Aug 22, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

Step one: Stop threatening fire and fury from a golf course.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

The monster continued to be fed, while the thermometers, floods, droughts, wild fires, sea levels, tides of refugees, and all the rest continued their inexorable rise.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Progressives have to devise a comprehensive alternative that responds to both the challenge of Russia and the failures of liberalism.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

American elites tremble before China, which has already surpassed the United States in gross economic output, while steadily enhancing its military capabilities.

Posted on: May 19, 2017, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

"What kind of backlash will Trump’s apostasies create?"

Posted on: Mar 12, 2017, Source: Tom Dispatch

With Trump unable to distinguish fact from fiction, worries about a dangerous future are becoming more pronounced

Posted on: Mar 3, 2017, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

As conditions in the U.S. deteriorate, the world will continue to suffer the consequences of U.S. military force—but without the mitigating influences of U.S. foreign aid and diplomacy.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2017, Source: OtherWords

By the time my dystopian future novel went to print, much of that future had become the present.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

Welcome to a globalism of the 1 percent.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2016, Source: Haymarket Books

A look into the dark future; election 2016 was only the beginning.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

A preview of our dystopian future.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump might seem like a peculiarly American problem. But he isn’t.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

Evangelical and white power constituencies take his message literally.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

It might not be this election, but the next, that really sets the stage for fascism.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Instead of Scandinavian socialism, America looks a lot more like authoritarian regimes of the past -- and present.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This deal has the potential to be a historic step forward.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

This now-tenuous project is dealing with issues such as Islamophobia, austerity and growing inequality.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2015, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

What the humble Neanderthal can teach us about war, peace, climate, and getting along.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: Other Words

Up to one-third of all the carbon emissions responsible for climate change come from farming.