How to Confront a Global Crisis: Sleepwalk It

February 15, 2019

As the world awaits AI, sleepwalking has become the preferred method of decision-makers. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Scott Ritter, a former Marine Corps intelligence officer and nuclear arms inspector, assessing the state of the world in the wake of the US withdrawal from the 1987...

There’s a New Facebook Scandal

November 27, 2018

After promising to clean up the fake news coming from elsewhere, Facebook invested in its own fake news. For several years, Facebook was celebrated on Wall Street and the media for achieving the American dream. It succeeded in imposing itself as both a virtual and virtuous monopoly, despite its...

Jobbik: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

April 03, 2018

Ahead of Hungary's national election on April 8, the far-right Jobbik party has drastically changed its image. Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary), where jobbik is a play on words in Hungarian, meaning both “better” and “more to the right,” first arrived on the Hungarian political...

A Muslim Leader Honored in the US

March 20, 2018

Religious leaders such as the Aga Khan may be difficult to decipher in Western contexts. On March 14, the governor of Georgia presented a state proclamation to Prince Shah Karim al-Hussaini, the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. The proclamation recognizes the Aga...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Meddling” in Brexit?

February 19, 2018

George Soros, the man who “broke the Bank of England,” has a reputation for breaking and toppling. In some sense the two big events of 2016 — the UK’s Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump — have put the idea of meddling at the center of everyone’s news cycle, with Russia as...

Who’s a “Bad Jew”?

July 26, 2017

Progressive Jewish groups are rising to criticize the Israeli occupation and fight fundamentalism in both Israel and the West. In the TV show Transparent, the Pfeffermans are an infuriating family. Mort, the patriarch, is transitioning to Maura, and much of the focus of the show is on the...