Germany Speaks Out

By Steven Hill, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, November 12, 2010

The Group of 20 meeting in Seoul is quickly emerging as a game-changing moment. Not only did President Barack Obama suffer a loss of face, but America’s leadership took a major hit.

Following America’s...

United States too uncritical of Israel, says American author

Interview with Steven Hill, By Mustafa Edib Yilmaz, Today’s Zaman, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 31, 2010 A leading American author and political analyst has said the US has been unable and unwilling to push Israel to make the necessary concessions to achieve peace in the Middle East because of historical and...

Media ‘Speculators’ Miss History Being Made In Europe

By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, October 19, 2010

Like financial speculators, the media likes to speculate in hype and sensationalism, dedicated to advancing their goals. Financial speculators do it to make gobs of money, and the media does it to grab eyeballs for their TV shows and newspapers. During...

There’s No Place Like Europe: Steven Hill on Medical House Calls, Multiparty Politics, and Other American Fantasies

Interview with Steven Hill by Alissa Bohling from t r u t h o u t

While Europe is far from immuneto the economic decline and resource scarcity it faces along with the rest of the world, columnist and author Steven Hill maintains that the continent still leads the...

Angela Merkel is Getting it Right

By Steven Hill, International Politik (Germany), October 4, 2010

The Chancellor’s critics are misjudging today’s challenges and the strength of Merkel’s leadership

Forget Barack Obama. Forget the Hu Jintao/Wen Jiaboa duo, David Cameron, or Vladimir Putin. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is the world’s most important leader. The latest reports suggests that Germany’s...

The China Superpower Hoax

By Steven Hill, Truthdig

China must have the best public relations maestros in the world. How else would a country with a lower per capita income than Iran, Mexico and Kazakhstan, one of the worst environmental records of any major nation, endemic corruption, jails stuffed with dissenters, and a dictatorship,...

Europe’s challenge: “Out of many, one”

By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, September 18, 2010

With relief, Europe has made it to the end of the summer holiday season with the worst of the Greek/eurozone debt crisis behind it. Defying the gloomy headlines, the eurozone did not disintegrate; indeed this crisis, like previous ones, provided...

Don’t cut Social Security, DOUBLE it

By Steven Hill, New York Daily News, September 2, 2010

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a debate over Social Security is heating up. So far, the debate has been between those deficit busters who say Social Security must be trimmed back to reduce government indebtedness, and others who want...

Shorting Economists: The ‘Experts’ Keep Getting it Wrong

By Steven Hill, Truthdig, August 19, 2010

That modern-day guild known as “economists” has been on a self-righteous rampage lately. This latest rash of finger-wagging was kicked off by the Greek debt crisis. Looking at tiny Greece, these economic Cassandras foresee a menacing future for the entire global economy...

Angela Merkel: The World’s ‘Most Valuable Leader’

By Steven Hill, Social Europe Journal, August 18, 2010

Forget Barack Obama. Forget the Hu Jintao/Wen Jiaboa duo, or David Cameron or Vladimir Putin. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is the world’s most important leader. The latest report showing Germany’s economy growing at a blistering annual rate of nearly 9%,...