Haunted by Gaddafi on the fifth anniversary of his overthrow

Summary: On the fifth anniversary of his overthrow, anthropologist Maximilian Forte is haunted by thoughts about Libyan ruler Mummar Gaddafi. It's a sad chapter in the history of US foreign policy, rich with lessons for us -- and one of Hillary Clinton's two major initiatives (other other is the massive screw-up of her 1993 health … Continue reading Haunted by Gaddafi on the fifth anniversary of his overthrow

The real reason for America’s hostility to China

Summary: Americans who read the news know that China is a designated bad guy, which justifies the full deployment of US power to contain it. Efforts by China to resist (or even defend itself) show its malevolent intent. Here is the rest of the story -- the true story. What is America's strategy to manage … Continue reading The real reason for America’s hostility to China

Scrum: a new organizational tool that will help shape the 21st century

Summary: A new industrial revolution has begun. We usually think of these are new tech and new machines, but they also create new ways of thinking and new methods of doing business -- changes almost as important as the new tech. Here Mike Few discusses new ways of problem solving, which create new forms of … Continue reading Scrum: a new organizational tool that will help shape the 21st century

Learning about the police to understand why they so often act badly

Summary: Modern technology gives us unprecedented tools with which to run America, but only if we have the necessary clear vision. These tools work equally well to feed our delusions about the world. Our response to revelations about police behavior suggests that many Americans have chosen myths over truth. See the magnitude of the problem … Continue reading Learning about the police to understand why they so often act badly

A big month for police violence. Will they reform? Lessons either way.

Summary: Seven big incidents during the past 30 days! This post looks not just at what's happening, but at the likely consequences. Unless they respond effectively, this growing flood of videos will inevitably redefine the image of police in the minds of many America, with ugly results. Unfortunately they, like so many of our institutions, … Continue reading A big month for police violence. Will they reform? Lessons either way.