The World Needs to Find a “Way of Knowledge”

Jan 23, 2020

What happens when Westerners discover and acknowledge a series of identifiable facts? According to Western logic, that body of knowledge puts them in a position to create the tools that will enable them to solve problems. Those tools fall into two broad categories: methods and technology. The...

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India?

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India?

How to Debate Confederate Symbols
Jan 23, 2020

How to Debate Confederate Symbols

The New York Times Sees Double
Jan 22, 2020

The New York Times Sees Double

Canada’s Indigenous Communities Fight to Protect Their Environment

Canada’s Indigenous Communities Fight to Protect Their Environment

Jan 22, 2020

Canada isn’t one of the first nations that comes to mind when thinking hotspots of racism and mistreatment of social groups across the globe. Above and beyond Canadians’ legendary reputation for being “nice,” the country is widely seen as an open and liberal place. Indeed, it scores highly...

Evangelical Blues, or How Supporting Trump Discredits Christianity

Evangelical Blues, or How Supporting Trump Discredits Christianity

Jan 22, 2020

Now in the final year of his first — or only? — presidential term, Donald Trump is in trouble. Haunted time and again by new revelations of shady, if not criminal, behavior, and ridiculed by his political peers, even including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Trump is universally loathed —...

Putin Is Leaving, But Not Saying Goodbye

Putin Is Leaving, But Not Saying Goodbye

Jan 21, 2020

The reorganization of power has begun in Russia. This process is also referred to as the solution to the so-called “problem 2024” — the year that marks the end of Vladimir Putin’s last term as president. By law he has no right to run in the next election, since Russia’s Constitution...

In the Run-Up to the US Election, Storytelling Becomes Rather Less Innocent

In the Run-Up to the US Election, Storytelling Becomes Rather Less Innocent

Jan 21, 2020

Dan Rather is one of the most famous and highly respected journalists in the US, having served for decades as the anchor of CBS Evening News. He left the network in 2013 but maintains his image as a serious independent commentator on the news. Like most public celebrities today, Rather stakes...

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach

Jan 21, 2020

On December 24, 2019, The New York Times reported that Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper is weighing proposals for a major reduction — or even a complete pullout — of US forces from West Africa. This is the first phase of reviewing deployments that could reshuffle thousands of troops worldwide...

MLK: Do We Still Dare to Dream?

MLK: Do We Still Dare to Dream?

Jan 20, 2020

As we once again remember Martin Luther King (MLK), we pause and reflect on what he would make of a world that appears to be retreating back to the isolationism and racism that was common in the time he lived. Cut short in his prime, King’s legacy must be discussed with “what if” scenarios....

For Ali Khamenei, Trump Isn’t a Solitary Clown

For Ali Khamenei, Trump Isn’t a Solitary Clown

Jan 20, 2020

The hardest part of publishing articles in the news is drafting the story’s headline. Headlines serve two essential purposes: to give a general idea of the subject that the article exposes and to trigger the reader’s curiosity or interest. Because the headline must be pithy, the second...

Brazil vs. Argentina: Will Football Rivals Clash Over Politics?

Brazil vs. Argentina: Will Football Rivals Clash Over Politics?

Jan 20, 2020

Pelé, Di Stefano, Maradona, Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi: Brazil and Argentina have produced some of the best football players in history — and currently. All the elite Europeans teams have Brazilians and Argentinians in their cast. The national teams are also the biggest rivals in the world’s most...

What Drives the Center Right’s Electoral Success?

What Drives the Center Right’s Electoral Success?

Jan 20, 2020

The 2008 economic crisis hit a number of European Union countries like a storm, with widespread patterns of electoral volatility and bad news for governing parties on both the left and right of the political spectrum. A central dimension of political competition in a number of EU countries was...

When It Comes to Mental Health, India Remains Shockingly Misinformed

When It Comes to Mental Health, India Remains Shockingly Misinformed

Jan 17, 2020

Indian journalist Manu Joseph recently wrote a column in which he questions major intellectual advances in history, claiming they were nothing but delusional ideas of schizophrenics. He asks, rhetorically: “What if many things that we call philosophies today had emerged from a mental disorder?...

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