Author: The Saker

China, the World System and Brazilian dystopia

China, the World System and Brazilian dystopia By Fábio Reis Vianna for the Saker When Admiral Cheng Ho ordered the retreat of his naval fleet around the year 1424, he left, in the words of the anthropologist Abu-Lughod, “a huge...

The city in a time of plague

The city in a time of plague by Pepe Escobar for The Saker History teaches us that epidemics are more like revelatory moments than social transformers The plague-stricken town, traversed throughout with hierarchy, surveillance, observation, writing; the town immobilized by...

No, the dollar will only strengthen post-corona, as usual: it’s a crisis, after all

No, the dollar will only strengthen post-corona, as usual: it’s a crisis, after all by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker There is a lot of chatter about how the coronavirus economic overreaction and subsequent US bailouts will end the dollar’s...