Powerful insights about our world. Entertaining for some, useful for citizens!

Summary: Here are some brilliant insights about our world from recent days. This is the kind of material of use to citizens, people who assume responsibility for America and work for its survival and prosperity. For the others it is just entertainment. America’s information systems (not the computers, the important ones) see and report to …

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The horrifying list of inspirational films about humanity building a better future

Summary: Yesterday’s post looked at the rise of dystopias in modern film, discussing what this reveals about America. In keeping with the trademark optimism of the FM website, today we look at the opposite – inspirational films about humanity working together to build a better future. It tells us something important. Just as we looked at …

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So many of our hit films show dystopias. This shows how we’ve changed.

Summary: America’s “can do” optimists have been replaced by a people who love visions of dystopias, and is governed by fears. Look at our hit films, mirrors of our true selves, to see this change. It explains why the reform of America has stalled, and what to watch to see when its time has come. …

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Wolfgang Streeck explains the fate of Trump and the Trumpists

Summary: Sociologist Wolfgang Streeck moves the debate about the rise of Trump beyond “racism” and “Russia”. He connects Trump to large political forces sweeping through the West. We cannot cope with them until we see and understand them. Otherwise they might sweep us away, as has happened before.   Excerpt from “Trump and the Trumpists“ …

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