Is America on track to be the Great Satan again?

Is America on track to be the Great Satan again?


This week I published an essay in The Japan Times about the perception some have of America as a Great Satan. This piece explores the nomination of Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, the largest oil company in the world. Is this a sign of a Trump administration embrace of corporatization of foreign policy? I’ve always been troubled by too much top-down, for-profit focus in American foreign policy. This was the subject of my first book, Propaganda, Inc.: Selling America’s Culture to the World.

What Japan’s Millennials of the Sea Can Teach Us

This week I published a piece at Japan Today about my recent visit to Mie Prefecture. I spent time with the sea women of Japan, who have a story of sustainability and healthy living for all to learn. We ate, danced and enjoyed ourselves away from the hustle and bustle of the city.