Fear the rise of info-monopolies over America

Summary: New giant info-monopolies arise and feel their strength. Here are tales of that new era in America (unlike Europe, which is already moving to control them), and guesses about how it will end. A tale of our time: the info giants trod boldly. We have seen this on TV. You wake up to a … Continue reading Fear the rise of info-monopolies over America

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Harsh truths about mass incarceration in America

Justice lying down

Summary: Here is a different -- and disturbing -- perspective on the strange US criminal justice system, unlike the "standard version" that dominate the news media. We can't fix what we don't understand.   Excerpt from "More Justice, Less Crime." By Joseph M. Bessette. In the Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2017. Visuals added.   … Continue reading Harsh truths about mass incarceration in America

Stratfor: about the latest jihadist attack in Europe

Terrorism

Summary: Stratfor reports on the latest attack by ISIS in Europe. It's a drumbeat of terror, slowly increasing, rooted in Europe's large and rapidly growing Islamic population. So far the region's governments have responded with traditional police and security measures. These have failed. What will they do next? "Spain: Barcelona Reels From Terrorist Attacks" Stratfor, … Continue reading Stratfor: about the latest jihadist attack in Europe