Sex Abuse Is the Moral Downfall of the Catholic Church

Nov 27, 2020

My mother passed away a few years ago. She spent the last years of her life in a home for the elderly in a small town in Bavaria, where she and my father had spent most of their lives. In their younger days, both my parents were devout Catholics, initially taking at face value what the church...

Diego Maradona, the Perfect Celebrity Athlete
Nov 26, 2020

Diego Maradona, the Perfect Celebrity Athlete

The Cult of Kek: An Archaic Belief System for an Alt-Right “New Age”
Nov 26, 2020

The Cult of Kek: An Archaic Belief System for an Alt-Right “New Age”

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election
Nov 26, 2020

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

Nov 26, 2020

As Donald Trump’s war of attrition has wound down to the point at which only an organized revolt could provide the final glimmer of hope the president is hoping for to extend his lease on the White House past January 20, the American people and US media are left wondering how the president-elect...

12 Years After Mumbai, the Fight Against Terrorism Continues

12 Years After Mumbai, the Fight Against Terrorism Continues

Nov 25, 2020

The 12th anniversary of the November 26, 2008, Pakistan-sponsored terror attacks in Mumbai is an apt occasion to evaluate not only India’s struggle against terrorism but also how other major countries have dealt with this menace. Nine gunmen traveled from Karachi to Mumbai by boat to unleash...

The Dazzling Shallowness of Bernard-Henri Levy

The Dazzling Shallowness of Bernard-Henri Levy

Nov 25, 2020

One of the attractions, or oddities, of France is its reverence of those who are regarded as philosophers, or at least philosophical thinkers. In the age of fast information, we also have fast philosophy — soundbite philosophy. Not that this has no value, but this value has to be abstracted from...

The Rapid Growth of Emmanuel Macron’s Authoritarianism

The Rapid Growth of Emmanuel Macron’s Authoritarianism

Nov 25, 2020

In early October, French President Emmanuel Macron, as a preparation for the 2022 election, made the decision to mount a campaign blaming France’s Muslims for their failure to embrace the country’s increasingly dogmatic “Republican culture.” To counter Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration...

Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?

Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?

Nov 24, 2020

Just when you thought you might breathe a sigh of relief in America with the victorious Biden administration on its way, it turns out that over 73 million people voted for Trump, the loser. That is truly difficult to comprehend for most of us who did not. Worse yet, since the national response...

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy

Nov 24, 2020

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, India faces a serious decline in employment due to the COVID-19 crisis. An estimated 122 million people lost their jobs during the first quarter of 2020. Streams of migrant workers returned to their villages — often the only fallback option...

Not All Quiet on the Western Sahara Front

Not All Quiet on the Western Sahara Front

Nov 24, 2020

On October 21, groups of Polisario Front’s supporters blocked the highway at Guergarat, in the extreme southwest of the Western Sahara. This is in the buffer zone between territory controlled by Morocco and the land claimed by the Polisario — the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia...

Yuval Harari Conspires to Dismiss Conspiracy Theory

Yuval Harari Conspires to Dismiss Conspiracy Theory

Nov 24, 2020

In an opinion piece for The New York Times, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari attempts to clear up our thinking about conspiracy theories, a major feature of modern political culture, which, like so many others, has been aggravated and blown out of proportion by the advent of social...

“Human Work” Is the Key to Ending Income Inequality

“Human Work” Is the Key to Ending Income Inequality

Nov 23, 2020

A new report from the International Monetary Fund says that COVID-19 will increase income inequality in emerging markets and developing countries, “further widening the gap between rich and poor” and increasing the urgency for “investment in retraining and reskilling programs can...

Donald Trump’s Treason Against the American People

Donald Trump’s Treason Against the American People

Nov 23, 2020

Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. He not only lost, he lost bigly, at least in terms of the popular vote, despite record numbers of voters turning out for him, wishing for four more years. Trump’s response has been entirely predictable. Like the proverbial spoilt child in the...

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