Ask any question about geopolitics, broadly defined. We — and others reading the FM website — will attempt to answer it in the comments. Like Jeopardy, your comments must be in the form of a question! All answers welcomed!
Questions received so far (click on the link to go directly to that thread):
- What are three reasons not to vote for Ron Paul?
- When did the Civil War end?
- What about people who worry about civilization collapsing?
- A video intermission: the trailer for Them!
- What’s our best response if Iran gets atomic weapons?
- What would be the long term consequences of the US Government issuing its own notes, rather than the Federal Reserve issue FRNs like it does now?
- Will we have a global recession in 2012?
- Does a large and trained army with big hardware reserves these days inevitably start a war or has it other options?
- What did you find scary about the “Thinking the Unthinkable” article?
- So is it the fate of many young Americans to be chronically poor? Is this irreversible?
- Best of thread: You always say “we” when writing about America. Where is this “we” supposed to come from? How would you bring it about?
- Is the Penn State scandal an orchestrated circus to distract us or simply amazing timing for the revelation of a story that has been brewing for many years?
- How will western nations grow during the next few years ?
Some interesting reading to start the discussion
- Scariest article I’ve read this year: “Thinking the Unthinkable“, Tullett Prebon (see this about the firm), July 2011 — “Might there be no way out for Britain?”
- Depressing reading, but I already knew it: “The Day America Died“, Paul Craig Roberts, CounterPunch, 4 October 2011 — “September 30, 2011 was the day America was assassinated.”
- Article about an undercovered but important story: Local police forces are now little armies. Why?“, Nieman Watchdog (of Harvard), 6 October 2011
- A look in the mirror at America, about our elections: “A Snapshot from the Age of Distraction“, Scott Horton, Harper’s, 6 October 2011
- Important news: “Old people getting richer, young people getting poorer“, Alex Paraeene, Salon, 8 November 2011 — “The age-based wealth gap is big and growing, thanks to younger Americans’ debts”
- The difference between hate-speech directed at Israelites and Palestinians: “Why the Washington Post won’t fire Jennifer Rubin“, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, 11 November 2011