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Gender Equality

The collapse of gender roles: an unseen revolution with unimaginable consequences

Summary: Here is another brief note looking at the revolutions of our time that are reshaping our world. This looks at gender roles, changes that will take generations to work out and with implications probably beyond imagining. Two of the utopian goals of the late 1960s are within reach, but their success is not fully …

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How to recruit people to the cause of reforming America

Summary:  After the long journey to create modern representative democracies, we might have forgotten how our political machinery works. The basic workings of the engine, not the operation of the buttons on the dashboard. Worse, many of us have adopted superstitions about the engine. All this makes difficult the deep reforms necessary for the 21st …

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The Atheist Conservative shows why secular conservatism continues to be an irrelevant and impotent force in American politics

Summary: Looking at the margins of a political movement often reveals much about its core, as people on the extremes display traits the mainstream conceals. For example, Marxists show many unexamined values held by Liberals. Today FM website author Joe Bonham looks at atheist conservatives, a group in the larger conservative movement that shows interesting …

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Thatcher said that we have no alternatives. Progress requires that we prove her wrong.

Summary:  The people in Europe’s periphery suffer from a lack of alternatives. This locks them into two ugly choices: suffer years of austerity (with no end in sight), or futile (perhaps nihilistic) protests. In fact, the West as a whole has a lack of alternatives. Here we discuss that problem, and possible solutions. . Contents …

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After generations of waiting, we see that America is the New Rome (but not in a good way)

Summary:  What happens as a nation of citizens becomes a plutocracy ruling subjects?  The people’s psychology must change to match their new situation.  It happened as Roman Republic fell; it’s happening today in America.   A theme of the original Star Trek is that humanity was not meant for slavery; we always rise up and …

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