Theater of Cruelty


In memory of Nawal El-Saadawi

Obituary: Uncompromisingly, she spoke out against power. Now she is gone, 89 years old. Author, physician and feminist Nawal El-Saadawi wrote for MODERN TIMES from June 2009.

"You are my creator, but I am your lord – obey!"

FRANKENSTEIN: About killing drones, artificial intelligence and Frankenstein. It has become easier to fight – and more dangerous. If, or when, the machines themselves take over, humanity may suddenly be on the wrong side of the table.

I'm Julian

Assange: Ultimately, it is a matter of legal and moral duty to expose war crimes.

What we can't talk about in Norway

9 / 11: The truth about what really happened 11. September 2001 has not yet been clarified. But the insight Skaftnesmo conveys is solid enough to establish that a plane attack was not enough to bring down the three World Trade Center buildings.

Eight years in power

Barack Obama's eight years as America's first black president indirectly paved the way for the country's "first white" president, according to one of America's most influential African-American writers.

A movie about a presidency

Far from the last word is said about the end of the Obama administration. 

The Divine Land

Hold your nose and vote for Clinton – everything is better than Trump. It seems to be the widely accepted attitude in much of the American media landscape. The truth is that Clinton is going to continue a steady course toward a very dangerous world.