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Patrick Lawrence is a columnist, author, editor, and educator. He has published five books and currently writes foreign affairs commentary for Consortium News and other publications. He served as a correspondent abroad for many years and is also an essayist and critic. He has taught at universities in the U.S. and abroad and co-authored a journalism textbook. Lawrence was a correspondent and subsequently a columnist overseas for more than 20 years, chiefly for the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, and The New Yorker. He has won two Overseas Press Club Awards as well as other honors and prizes. His reportage, commentary, essays, criticism, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, TIME, The Washington Quarterly, World Policy Journal, The Globalist, The Nation, and numerous other publications. Lawrence edited the Herald Tribune's Asian edition before returning to the United States, in 2010. Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century, his most recent book, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. He is now working on his sixth book. Support his work via Patreon.com/thefloutist.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 10, 2019 The Establishment is Changing its Tune on Russia
Macron may have just announced a long-awaited inflection point in trans-Atlantic ties. Either way, he has put highly significant questions on the table. It will be interesting to see what responses they may elicit, not least from the Trump White House.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Brighter US-Iran Prospects
Despite the seemingly escalating risks of war, last week also produced an unexpected drift toward the mahogany table.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, August 5, 2019 Finally Time for DNC Email Evidence
The crumbling of Russia-gate focuses attention on the considerable evidence that Russian intelligence agencies charged with intrusion into DNC servers had nothing to do with it.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Weaponizing the Dollar
The Trump administration's incessant sanctions wars are curbing the dollar's global hegemony and speeding the demise of U.S. empire.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Trump's Creaky Door to Peace in the Koreas
The question is, which side betrayed the once-promising prospect of denuclearization and an end of seven decades of flashpoint tension in Northeast Asia.
SHARE Wednesday, August 5, 2020 A United State of Delusion
Americans are caught in a kind of national psychosis, wherein little of what is said about foreign conduct -- from Germany to the South China Sea -- can be taken at face value.
SHARE Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Trump's Weakness for Power
Coercive might and money may be all that matter in Manhattan real estate. But they are bound to sink the president's take-all-you-want "deal of the century" for Israel.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 20, 2020 The Damage Russiagate Has Done
Authoritarian liberals have unleashed a censorious syndrome peculiar to our national character, dating to 17th century Quaker hangings in Boston.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 4, 2021 PATRICK LAWRENCE: America the Innocent
The American press has been in the business of keeping readers ignorant since the Cold War -- its most essential responsibility turned upside-down -- and in our time it gets worse, not better.
SHARE Wednesday, February 24, 2021 PATRICK LAWRENCE: Biden's Missing Link with Europe
President Joe Biden at last got his chance to "sit at the head of the table" when he addressed (virtually, of course) the annual Munich Security Conference. Finally, he was able to repeat for America's traditional European allies that endlessly rehearsed line of his, "America is back."