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  • Neoliberalism, Loneliness & Social Crisis -- "Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds & bodies of millions"--a thoughtful exploration of a big proble --
  • Emerging Colombian Guerrillas -- How wars end: the story of how Colombia's guerrillas are emerging from the jungle and trying to re-enter society. --
  • Trump's 'Madman Theory' -- From Foreign Policy: "Trump's ‘Madman Theory' Isn't Strategic Unpredictability. It's Just Crazy." --
  • How Western Civilization Could Collapse -- How Western Civilization Could Collapse--a compelling argument for urgently addressing society's big problems. --
  • The GOP and Town Hall Anger -- Sensible suggestions for re-framing acrimonious town hall meetings in ways which produce constructive debate. --
  • Google's Fake News Crack-down -- Tech industry reactions to the downsides of its geopolitical role: some steps in the right direction from Google. --
  • Reaching Out -- From Thomas Edsall: "Reaching Out to the Voters the Left Left Behind" --
  • How to Stand Up to Trump -- How to stand up to Trump, ideas from Gene Sharp and the long tradition of non-violent protest. --
  • Economics Has Failed America -- From a recovering economist, an admission of the widespread neglect of the downsides of globalization. --
  • Rise of the Useless Class -- Over the longer term, this may be our biggest problem: The Rise of the Useless Class (to which we may all belong!) --
  • New Urban Crisis -- City Lab maps forecasting "New Urban Crises" based on income inequality, class segregation, & unaffordable housing. --
  • The Trump Pivot -- A disturbing explanation of how Trump appears to be balancing demands from his Wall Street & populist constituents. --
  • The U.S., Russia, and Nuclear War -- The US and Russia are again "inching toward doomsday." Let's work to put the nuclear genie back in the bottle. --
  • A Soldier's Dilemma -- War Powers Act & the story of Captain Nathan Smith who sued Obama for attacking ISIS without Congressional approval --
  • Trump and North Korea -- From Foreign Policy, some genuinely sensible thoughts on how to approach the problem of North Korea. --
  • Charles Murray's 'Provocative' Talk -- Research shows that Charles Murray's views are quite moderate. We need to listen, debate, & not try to silence. --
  • France in the End of Days -- For those who think that Trump is the cause (& not a symptom) of the problem, an update on the French election. --
  • Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools? -- Has Trump weaponized the philosophical ideas like relativism and postmodernism? If so, what should be done? --
  • Problematic Modern Philanthropy -- A much needed exploration of the ups, downs and outsize influence of wealthy philanthropists. --
  • Was the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Worth It? -- A sobering reminder of the many difficulties associated with "bringing war criminals to justice." --
  • The Income Inequality Conversation -- Is America having the wrong conversation about income inequality? Should we focus more on "within group" inequality --
  • Learning From Fake News -- Genuinely hopeful news that colleges are turning the fake news epidemic into a teachable moment. --
  • Culture Wars in America -- New book argues that the US needs to reclaim its "civil religion" as the "vital center" of politics. --
  • Illegal weapons: A global guide -- A useful guide to what everyone ought to know about efforts to ban the global trade in illegal weapons. --
  • North Korea is Practicing for Nuclear War -- North Korea is practicing for nuclear war (in part to avoid the fate of Iraq and Libya)! Very dangerous. --