Martin Luther King Jr. warns us about political violence

Martin Luther King Jr at the National Mall in Washington DC (1963)

Summary: Martin Luther King Jr's courage and leadership can inspire us today, recalling us to our core beliefs, Here we look at one aspect of his work, which in its totality puts him among our greatest leaders. Now more than ever we need his counsel. "We are here this evening because we're tired now. And I … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. warns us about political violence

Polls about climate change point to a dark truth

30th anniversary

Summary: As we approach the 30th anniversary of the climate change campaign in America, let's examine the results -- and see why so much money and effort has been expended for so little result. Let's learn to do better. The 30th anniversary of the climate change campaign On 23 June 1988 Dr. James Hansen of … Continue reading Polls about climate change point to a dark truth

The Russian cyberattack on the world that wasn’t (again)

Summary: Here Constantin Gurdgiev tells the story of Mirai, the bot that terrorized the world. Confident reports by experts blamed Russia. As usual these days, that was fake news. Here's the rest of the story. "Remember the Russian Attack on the Internet?" By Constantin Gurdgiev at True Economics, 16 December 2017. In 2016, a bot, named Mirai, … Continue reading The Russian cyberattack on the world that wasn’t (again)

A anthropologist explains what happened to the American Empire

History of American imperialism

Summary: Anthropologist Maximilian Forte explains the dynamics of our mad (and unprofitable) empire, why we love it, and its eventual end. The history of American imperialism. Click to enlarge. What Happened to the American Empire? By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 11 January 2018. Reposted with his generous permission. Has anything out of the ordinary happened to … Continue reading A anthropologist explains what happened to the American Empire

A look at America’s future after marriage becomes rare

Love Revolution

Summary: Future historians might see the revolution in gender roles as the significant event of our time (i.e., "other stuff also happened"). But we make little effort to see how this might play out. Here are some of my guesses, very different from the pretty stories in the news media. Women are delaying marriage to … Continue reading A look at America’s future after marriage becomes rare