Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

The sport means a lot to Trump—which hasn’t stopped him from cheating outrageously at it. by  Rick Reilly Atlantic edited by O Society April 11, 2019 More than any wife, more than any party, more than any opinion, President Donald Trump has remained fiercely loyal to golf. But I’ve played golf my entire life. Years ago, … Continue reading Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

Elmer Gantry and the Global Rise of the Christian Right

If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. by John Feeley Foreign Policy in Focus edited by O Society He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does attend services, for instance on Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day. Otherwise, the president … Continue reading Elmer Gantry and the Global Rise of the Christian Right

The Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos

John Siman interviews Michael Hudson Naked Capitalism edited O Society April 8, 2019 TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1: The Collapse of Antiquity Part 2: Mixed Economies Today, Compared to Those of Antiquity Part 3: The Inherent Financial Instability in Western Civilization’s DNA Part 4: A New “Reality Economics” Curriculum is Needed Yves here. Classicist John … Continue reading The Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos

The Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 written by Chris Hedges TruthDig The Mueller report’s categorical statement "Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia" ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism, one which rivals and perhaps surpasses even the mindless cheerleading for the Iraq War by most of … Continue reading The Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History

written by TD Duff from Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society https://youtu.be/r7imYeuAfkg My generation came of age in the late 1960s and '70s, at the apogee of a tumultuous time in American history. 1968 was the year we graduated from high school. On March 15, 1968, the Russian double agent spy Kim Philby’s book, … Continue reading Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History

How Jarvanka Got In: Daddy Kushner and Daddy Trump Paid Millions to Ivy League Universities

edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019   https://youtu.be/wD8AwgO0AQI How the Rich Really Play, “Who Wants To Be An Ivy Leaguer?” Daniel Golden investigated how the rich buy their children’s way into elite colleges reflects on the latest scandal—and remembers when affluent readers mistook his expose for a “how-to” guide. My 2006 book, “The Price … Continue reading How Jarvanka Got In: Daddy Kushner and Daddy Trump Paid Millions to Ivy League Universities

The Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War

  Download or read THE INSTINCTS OF THE HERD IN PEACE AND WAR here. The Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War 1916-1919, by Wilfred Trotter, F.R.S. (Oxford University Press. Pp. 219.) review here. Wilfred Trotter, 1872-1939, was one of the foremost surgeons of his time and for many years an outstanding figure in British medicine. He was a humanist of great … Continue reading The Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War