Making American Mediocre Again

Making American Mediocre Again

As conditions in the U.S. deteriorate, the world will continue to suffer the consequences of U.S. military force — but without the mitigating influences of U.S. foreign aid and diplomacy.

Killer Presidents

Killer Presidents

From Duterte to Trump, a new crop of populist leaders are reviving a tried and true method of demonstrating leadership — killing people.

America is “Hard-wired” to Globalism

This is a globalized world. There is no changing this fact. There is no changing “climate science”. There is no changing the will of the people to be fair, when fairness commands it. There is no changing the slow-moving ascent of multiculturalism, racial integration and sexual equality; and no replacement for secular Democracy. Mr. Trump […]

A Defensive Wall Against an Illiberal Regime

Here is some of what President-elect Donald Trump has already told us: The nonpartisan, independent Office of Congressional Ethics and the nonpartisan, independent Office of Government Ethics are unethical; the intelligence community is untrustworthy and not to be believed; the Fourth Estate and all journalists are the “lying press”; Muslims can be unconstitutionally banned from […]

Chilling Vision Of A Barbaric New World Order

SPLINTERLANDS, an intriguing near-novella set in 2050, conjures a dystopian vision of a new barbaric age defined by conflict and confusion. This is a Lord-of-the-Flies scenario on a global scale. A fictional annotated peer review of geopalaeontologist Julian West’s final virtual travels, it reflects on his seminal prophetic work Splinterlands, which three decades earlier had […]

Goethe-Institut Announces Transatlantic Theater Project Exploring the Value of Privacy

The Goethe-Institut has announced plans for The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5), a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five minute plays themed around the question, “What does privacy mean […]

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