With a proxy war raging in Europe, the same forces of the collective Western defense of a “rules-based order” seeking to “weaken” Russia appear to be tooling up for a similar indirect or possibly direct confrontation to “contain” if not...
Chad is of course a font of knowledge derived from a multiplicity of sources. That presumably includes all the publicly available but about the history of the CIA’s covert operations since its creation in 1947, facts that the legacy media has consistently preferred to ignore.
It was time to try something like group therapy with Chad, not because things had broken down, but because we were beginning to build some awareness of what was contributing to the irritating moments of frustration that quite naturally occur in any serious dialogue.
Yesterday I confronted Chad with some of the difficulties I’ve encountered in my various attempts at homing in on real-world problems. I’ve come to realize that when reasoning always follows a uniform template, innovative thinking tends to be excluded. But thinking about why that is may ultimately produce new insights.
Anyone familiar with any of my conversations with Chad will probably have noted a certain amount of stalling, if not stonewalling, and an even greater amount of pure repetition of familiar arguments. I decided that it’s time to confront Chad directly.
As a society, Americans have long demonstrated a remarkable indifference to history, even to their own history. The idea that there are more urgent things to do than dwell on the past appears to be written into the American DNA. Why then are they shocked to learn that students’ scores on history assessments are consistently falling?
In a recent discussion with Chad, we considered the relationship between war, business interests and propaganda. Something dramatic in modern history seemed to change not just in the management but also the conception of international relations in 1917.
AI looks like anything but what the world needs right now to save us from a hell on earth. The beleaguered planet needs the human brain—Less Than Artificial Intelligence (LTAI)—to grapple with the great issues of our times despite its grim record.
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