What happens when a nation gets nukes? Sixty years of history suggests an answer.

Summary:  The drive for war comes from hawks' terrifying forecasts of what a nuke-armed Iran will do.  Similar warnings were made in the past about today's nuclear powers.  What does history tell us?  Eight in a series; at the end are links to the other chapters. "The US is almost certain to be the first superpower … Continue reading What happens when a nation gets nukes? Sixty years of history suggests an answer.

Every day the new world emerges, yet we see it not. Like today, as Europe begs China for loans

Summary:  A crisis strips away our pretences, the no longer true beliefs to which we clutch out of fear -- from our unwillingness to face the future.   Today we have a fine example as Europe begs for loans from China and the other emerging nations.  The new world order emerges before our eyes. America loves … Continue reading Every day the new world emerges, yet we see it not. Like today, as Europe begs China for loans

Stratfor takes a closer look at India’s Naxalite threat

Summary:  India's Nalalite insurgency is important and undercovered by US media.  Stratfor gives its typically thorough analysis. "A Closer Look at India's Naxalite Threat" Fred Burton and Ben West, Stratfor, 8 July 2010 This report is republished with permission of STRATFOR. On July 6, the Indian government issued a warning to railroad operators and users after Maoist rebels … Continue reading Stratfor takes a closer look at India’s Naxalite threat

China moves to the center of the world. America moves to the edge

American tend to see ourselves as white knights.  Selflessly defending nations like the EU and Japan that will not defend themselves.  A force for morality -- banning bribery, pushing feminism and other western values (which we call "human rights).  Meanwhile we beg for lower oil prices and borrow like an tramp on a street corner. Much … Continue reading China moves to the center of the world. America moves to the edge

Updates about hot issues discussed on the FM website

Some articles about themes discussed on the FM website. Demographics, shaping our world India  Japan American's greatest enemy America's rotten boroughs -- States with 2 Senators, but few people (1)  About Demographics Excerpt from "Falling fertility", The Economist, 29 October 2009 -- "Astonishing falls in the fertility rate are bringing with them big benefits" SOMETIME in … Continue reading Updates about hot issues discussed on the FM website