A Whistleblower Decries Facebook’s Assault on Democracy
Oct 16, 2019

A Whistleblower Decries Facebook’s Assault on Democracy

Mercenaries in the Desert: The Kremlin’s Libya Game
Oct 16, 2019

Mercenaries in the Desert: The Kremlin’s Libya Game

The Cultural Marxism Conspiracy Thrives in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Oct 16, 2019

The Cultural Marxism Conspiracy Thrives in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Italy Evicts Steve Bannon’s Gladiators

Italy Evicts Steve Bannon’s Gladiators

Oct 15, 2019

Poor Steve Bannon. He has tried very hard, but the Cosmos seems to have lost patience with his European project. After leaving Donald Trump’s White House, he engaged in a valiant educational effort to impose his unique version of reality on the Western world so that, in turn, the West can...

What’s It Like Traveling to Iran?

What's It Like Traveling to Iran?

Oct 15, 2019

What Is Behind Football’s Persistent Racism?

What Is Behind Football’s Persistent Racism?

Oct 15, 2019

Imagine it’s 1979. Britain’s national game, football, is still anchored to its working-class roots. The tribal violence known as hooliganism surfaces at practically every game, and the stadiums are often dilapidated monuments of the previous century. A handful of black players are breaking...

Is It Safe to Travel to Iran?

Is It Safe to Travel to Iran?

Iran is a country with a rich culture. Those who know about its ancient history probably agree that it shouldn’t be judged based on the events after the 1979 revolution. Indeed, there are many people across the globe who simply know Iran through the mainstream media’s portrayal of the oil-rich...

How Russia Reacted to the Saudi Aramco Attacks

How Russia Reacted to the Saudi Aramco Attacks

Oct 14, 2019

The Aramco attacks of September 14 did much to expose Saudi Arabia's vulnerabilities. Yet long-term repercussions of the devastating attacks — both for the greater Middle East and the oil market — are yet to be realized.

Iraq’s Governance Crisis Reaches a Boiling Point

Iraq’s Governance Crisis Reaches a Boiling Point

Oct 14, 2019

“The Youth in Iraq have a mad stare of despair on their faces. They have seen nothing, but Sanctions and War.” These were the words of a UN official stationed in the International Zone in Baghdad back in 2011. This month, there have been massive protests in different parts of Iraq as a result...

Who Owns the Pronouns?

Who Owns the Pronouns?

Oct 14, 2019

CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo is one of the least interesting media personalities imposed on the American public. An obedient exponent of CNN’s aggressive establishment agenda, Cuomo long ago suppressed any talent he might have developed for interviewing. Instead, he has faithfully cultivated...

In Sri Lanka, Cartoonists Take on the Alt-Right

In Sri Lanka, Cartoonists Take on the Alt-Right

Oct 14, 2019

It has been traditionally accepted in modern societies that the media play a key role in the way they function. Journalists counteract the abuses of power by governments, frame political issues and are implicitly recognized as being part of the political system with a remarkable amount of...

Fashion Fail: Where Did Forever 21 Go Wrong?

Fashion Fail: Where Did Forever 21 Go Wrong?

Oct 13, 2019

From its reign as king of the mall just a few years ago to its tumble into bankruptcy court last month, Forever 21 is a spectacular success story that seems destined for an unhappy ending. South Korean immigrants Jin Sook and Do Wan Chang started the chain in 1984 with $11,000 that they saved...

How Science Got Sound Wrong

How Science Got Sound Wrong

Oct 12, 2019

Neil Young was a famous rock musician in the 1970s, specializing in live performance and weird acoustic spaces, like the echo-filled iron sawdust burner I once camped in as a kid. In a recent interview for The New York Times Magazine, he claimed that digital compression technology — CD, MP3,...

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