John Feffer is the author of the dystopian novel Splinterlands (a Dispatch Books original) — its final volume, Songlands, was published in 2021. He is the director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is a TomDispatch regular.
Both thrive on the breakdown of the existing social order.
Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.