Western Dominance Is a Historical Aberration

The TED website describes Kishore Mahbubani, a career diplomat from Singapore, as someone who “re-envisions global power dynamics through the lens of rising Asian economies.” This description is not just apt for Mahbubani but also for his new book, “Has the West Lost It?” The title may...

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression
Oct 23, 2019

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Russia Turns Trump’s Middle East Blunder to Its Advantage
Oct 23, 2019

Russia Turns Trump’s Middle East Blunder to Its Advantage

Aleksandr Dugin’s Ideology Echoes Through the Alt-Right
Oct 22, 2019

Aleksandr Dugin’s Ideology Echoes Through the Alt-Right

Admiral McRaven Champions Impeachment

Admiral McRaven Champions Impeachment

Oct 22, 2019

William H. McRaven, a retired Navy SEAL admiral and former head of US Special Operations Command who, under President Barack Obama, led the raid to assassinate Osama bin Laden, has unsurprisingly endorsed the initiative to impeach Donald Trump. He wants readers of his op-ed in The New York Times...

Hillary Clinton’s Imaginary Russian Assets

Hillary Clinton’s Imaginary Russian Assets

Oct 21, 2019

For many Americans — both Republican and Democrat — the drama of 2016 consisted of deciding not so much of for whom to cast their vote but rather against whom, and how. There were basically two ways to handle the “how.” You could abstain or vote for the candidate of the other party you...

Facts Speak Louder Than Words

Facts Speak Louder Than Words

Oct 18, 2019

The impeachment narrative is going well at the moment. The Democrats in the House of Representatives are making daily headlines about both substance and process. They throw in a few Ukraine facts and witnesses that support the narrative and move on to the next process issue, resisted...

Joe Biden Goes Double Negative

Joe Biden Goes Double Negative

Oct 18, 2019

In the latest debate between candidates for the Democratic presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden, who only recently lost his front-runner status to Senator Elizabeth Warren, made the following emotional appeal to the audience in his final statement: “We are better positioned than...

The Case Against Cats and Babies

The Case Against Cats and Babies

Oct 18, 2019

Two years ago, my wife and I went to a dog “salon” in a small French town on the other side of Geneva. The puppies were adorable, but even more were the kittens one breeder was exhibiting together with his puppies. Taking advantage of my obvious immediate infatuation with the tiny creatures,...

It’s Time to Bury the Myth of Trump the Dealmaker

It's Time to Bury the Myth of Trump the Dealmaker

Oct 18, 2019

Donald Trump loves to talk about ending the endless US wars that he inherited as president. He tweets about it. He endlessly criticizes his predecessors for their martial mistakes. But like the old saw about the weather, Trump talks a whole lot about endless wars but doesn’t do...

White Supremacists Are No Longer Hiding in the Shadows

White Supremacists Are No Longer Hiding in the Shadows

Oct 17, 2019

Democracy is on the decline. In 2018, the Freedom in the World report published by Freedom House recorded the 12th consecutive year of retreating global freedom. This included established democracies like the United States as well as authoritarian countries such as China and...

The Rising Expectations of Women Entrepreneurship

The Rising Expectations of Women Entrepreneurship

Oct 17, 2019

Over the years, I have met many Moroccan professionals committed to becoming the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and role models in their country, even if that means going abroad to take advantage of opportunities that have not yet matured in Morocco. I recently met with Najwa...

Superhero Culture and Cambridge Analytica

Superhero Culture and Cambridge Analytica

Oct 17, 2019

With the publication of his book exposing the Cambridge Analytica scandal and lambasting Facebook’s complicity, whistleblower Christopher Wylie has suddenly become an ephemeral star of hip media — as well as being the subject of yesterday’s Daily Devil’s Dictionary column on Fair...

A Whistleblower Decries Facebook’s Assault on Democracy

A Whistleblower Decries Facebook’s Assault on Democracy

Oct 16, 2019

Christopher Wylie rose to fame when he blew the whistle on Facebook’s involvement in the Cambridge Analytica affair, which ended up costing Facebook $5 billion in fines. He has just published a book called, “Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America” in which he denounces...

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