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Created 09 Mar 2021
  • Will Our Discourse Kill Us?
    03 May 2022 1 0
    “Regarding our discourse, there must be a way to establish the maturity and civility and respect and literacy and carefulness—and whatever else—that we need to establish if we want to survive.” Noam C...
  • Will We Choose to Die?
    01 May 2022 5 8
    “The window of opportunity is brief and closing, but it’s still there.” “The answer is in your hands and the hands of others like you.” See my previous pieces about global heating: “Are People In Deni...
  • What's the Endgame?
    29 Apr 2022 2 0
    “We have to find some way to break through the propaganda bubble before it’s too late.” See my previous pieces about the war in Ukraine: “Is US Policy Killing Ukrainians?” (17 March 2022) “Where’s the...
  • Will We End Ourselves?
    28 Apr 2022 3 3
    “Psychopathy in the past meant—arguably—rational self-interest. But in contrast, psychopathy today means suicide and insanity and derangement, since nobody’s wealth or success will save themselves—or ...
  • Is Everything Buried?
    23 Apr 2022 2 0
    Everything’s buried—it’s really interesting to think about it. I’ll give two examples—the first is US slavery and the second is the British Empire. First Example: US Slavery Everyone should watch this...
  • Do We Want Peace?
    21 Apr 2022 1 0
    “This is a time-sensitive issue, so there’s urgency to this—it won’t do much good to say after the fact that diplomacy was possible.” See my previous pieces about the war in Ukraine: “Is US Policy Kil...
  • What Did We Do in Indochina?
    20 Apr 2022 1 0
    Second Lieutenant Kathleen M. Sullivan treats a Vietnamese child as part of MEDCAP (Medical Civic Action Program)—mobile units would visit South Vietnamese villages and provide outpatient treatment fo...
    19 Apr 2022 5 4
    Dean Baker is a US economist who co-founded the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)—Baker recently published one of the most striking pieces that I’ve read in a long time: “Paul Krugman, Ch...
  • Thinking About Atrocities
    17 Apr 2022 2 2
    See my previous pieces on the war in Ukraine: “Is US Policy Killing Ukrainians?” (17 March 2022) “Where’s the Diplomacy?” (26 March 2022) “Are We in a Propaganda Bubble?” (31 March 2022) “What Can WE ...
  • Is Our Morality Warped?
    15 Apr 2022 2 0
    It’s interesting to consider whether our society has a sick morality in which everything is backwards and everything is twisted and everything is upside down—thought experiments are a way to shed ligh...
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