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This is Why Donald Trump is Surging in the Polls

This is Why Donald Trump is Surging in the Polls

by    Landon Shroder

It is no surprise that Trump is surging in the polls, bringing glamour and flamboyance to a country that is overstimulated by celebrity cachet and disgusted by career politicians. Friedrich Nietzsche, the great German philosopher, once quipped: “If you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” I am not Read More

An Open Plea to Narendra Modi: Remove the Trust Deficit

An Open Plea to Narendra Modi: Remove the Trust Deficit

by    Mayank Singh

Are Indians losing trust in their prime minister? Here is one citizen’s account. Dear Mr. Modi, I write to you as an average citizen of India. I refrain from using the clichéd term “common man,” which has been flogged to death by politicians. I do not hold membership of any political party, as I find Read More

A Culture of Monkeys

A Culture of Monkeys

by    Fair Observer

The Vervet Forest documentary aims to create a wildlife reserve for orphaned monkeys in the poorest region of South Africa. The Vervet monkey—incredibly intelligent, with a unique language and a system of social hierarchy—has long been considered a vermin. Farmers shoot and poison Vervet monkeys, and Sangomas use their tiny limbs for traditional medicine. As Read More

Reclaiming Dignity: The Lebanese Waste Revolution

Reclaiming Dignity: The Lebanese Waste Revolution

by    Sara El-Yafi

By all standards, measures and attributes, Lebanon is becoming a failed state, says Sara El-Yafi. Take a look at our Lebanese protestors, at least the ones I have seen: An assemblage of religious women wearing headscarves standing side by side with hipster secularists; civil war veterans and young men not old enough to remember 9/11; disavowed Read More

No Lives Matter in America

No Lives Matter in America

by    Larry Beck

No lives seem to matter enough to awaken America from its collective delusion of past glory and future greatness. American media companies are in full-throttle political campaign mode over a year before the next presidential election—and over five months before the first real ballot is cast in any primary election. The impact on national discourse is Read More

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