The West is changing. Martin van Creveld points to one of its darker trends, as the West reverses its long journey to greater personal freedom.
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
Summary: Arthur C. Clarke warns about the "Hazards of Prophecy." Don't take those predictions about 2018 & beyond too seriously. Especially the gloomy ones about technological stagnation, with so many signs that a new industrial revolution has begun. We're sailing into an unknown future. "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Nerve" By Arthur C. … Continue reading Arthur C. Clarke warns us about bold confident predictions
Summary: Economist Ed Dolan points to an amazing example of our mad health care system at work. It is one of the least discussed of America's most serious problems. This week I had a cardiovascular workup at a hospital. I got a physical exam, blood tests. chest x-ray, and treadmill EKG. The results were … Continue reading Urine tests show America’s wealth being pissed away
Summary: Brutal famine has four nations in its grip, deliberate results of their governments' policies. While we wreck the Middle East, spreading jihadist movements, they get a pass (unless we help them). This is a powerful article with horrific news. "The Nazis Used It, We Use It" Alex de Waal on the return of famine … Continue reading Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.