Summary: America's "can do" optimists have been replaced by a people who love visions of dystopias, and is governed by fears.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. … Continue reading So many of our hit films show dystopias. This shows how we’ve changed.
Summary: A new chapter has begun in the climate wars. The reason why reveals secret things about America. Things which we must know if we are to steer America to a safe and prosperous future. "I want doomster news stories in this newspaper, and plenty of them!" This week a new phase in the climate … Continue reading We love scary stories. The reason why reveals a secret about America.
Summary: Again terrorism dominates the headlines. How serious is the threat to Europe? To the US? The numbers tell the story. They also reveal something important about America. "I once asked a guy at [the National Institutes of Health] how much we should spend on preventing a disease that kills 6 per year, and he … Continue reading Terrorism fears, terrorism hysteria, terrorism facts.
Summary: Political gurus gush forth with explanations for Trump's victory in the Electoral College (although more Americans voted for Clinton). They discuss arcane strategy, the effect of the media, personalities, and scores of other things (mostly trivial). But there are two elephants in the room. First, Clinton relied on the politics of fear, which surprisingly … Continue reading Clinton lost because fear failed, and voters disliked her Social Justice Warriors