Richard Lachmann

United States

Professor of Sociology Department, University at Albany, USA. Richard Lachmann is examining the decline of dominant powers, through comparing historical cases of decline with the contemporary United States in an effort to determine if this country will follow its predecessors on a path of decline guided by elite self-interest. He is writing about fiscal crises and military expenditures and is also interested in contemporary American culture.

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Can Paris, and the Global Climate, Survive Trump?
21.06.2017
The choice between carbon and green technology will be determined politically. As we see in the US the oil and coal industry is wealthy and politically powerful and has the capacity to influence or

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Vive la Différence
15.05.2017
Macron, in essence, is undertaking a huge gamble. Against most past experience, he hopes his efforts to implement neoliberal policies will boost the French economy enough that unemployment will

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The Muslim Ban and Its Opponents
20.04.2017
Any version of soft power is undermined by a president who gives open expression to religious prejudice and by the enshrinement of prejudice in state policy. We can look around the world and see

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A Time for Testing: Social Science Theories
13.03.2017
Trump is the latest and most prominent exponent of a new nationalism. Sometimes it is asserted in civilizational terms, as when he and his closest advisors like Stephen Bannon call for limiting

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November 8, 2016: The Day American Hegemony Died
30.01.2017
America’s capacity to assert leadership has weakened in a number of spheres in recent decades despite the absence of significant enemies. Geopolitically, countries will cease to plan on the basis of

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Obama's Legacy and Trump's Vision
19.01.2017
Obama’s administration was entirely free of scandals, and of course his legacy as the first African American president will stand forever as the embodiment of the progressive, democratic and

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Valdai Paper #59: Anti-Elite Protests and the Future Of Democracy
23.11.2016
The article reveals causes of the social protest and the emergence of qualitatively new components in relationship between the elite and society.

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How Neoliberal Policies Have Led to the Crisis of Democracy
03.08.2016
This crisis of democracy is the result primarily of neoliberalism. As financial markets have been deregulated over the past forty years, governments’ abilities to regulate their domestic economies and

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Valdai Paper #18: After American Hegemony and Before Global Climate Change: The…
04.06.2015
The 18th Valdai paper focuses on the mattesr of life and death of States. Is the state in decline? Examining in details its way in the past the author shows how the state reacted to wars, economic

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