How Russia-gate Replaced Real Analysis of 2016 Election Rigging

by Rick Sterling Global Research edited by O Society May 21, 2019 An honest and accurate analysis of the 2016 election is not just an academic exercise. It is very relevant to the current election campaign. Yet over the past two years, Russiagate has dominated media and political debate and largely replaced a serious analysis … Continue reading How Russia-gate Replaced Real Analysis of 2016 Election Rigging

How Would David Hume Explain Our Political Divisions?

We are all governed by the passions, opinions, and feelings of those like us by Rachel Cohon Institute Art & Ideas  edited by O Society May 13, 2019 “Reason is, and ought only to be, the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them,” Scottish … Continue reading How Would David Hume Explain Our Political Divisions?

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

Amy Goodman interviews Noam Chomsky DemocracyNow! edited by O Society April 20, 2019 https://youtu.be/sLyS0E91H1o AMY GOODMAN: Can you share your analysis of Donald Trump? You have lived through so many presidents. Explain Trump to us and assess the massive response to him. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, Trump is—you know, I think there are a number of … Continue reading Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

by Daniel Sargent Diplomatic History The most succinct version of my argument goes like this. Continental conquest and early industrialization combined in the mid-twentieth century with the disparate impacts of the Second World War to make the United States exceptional. Over the twentieth century’s second half, the United States became less exceptional. The modernity America once modeled … Continue reading Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

A doctrine against doctrinaires: the enduring radical modesty of Karl Popper

Karl Popper (1974 video) by Philosophy Overdose https://youtu.be/sLDpj8dx0UU Comprising excerpts from the documentary Philosophie Gegen Falsche Propheten (1974), or ‘Philosophy Against False Prophets,’ this video is a robust primer on the ideas and legacy of Karl Popper. The influential Austrian-born thinker elucidates his concept of falsifiability, which holds scientific theories can never be proven true, … Continue reading A doctrine against doctrinaires: the enduring radical modesty of Karl Popper

The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 5: War Propaganda 101

written by Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 27, 2019 Ever wonder why left wing trolls hate Julian Assange so much? And why maybe you’re more questioning? Ever tried to get to the bottom of a government-run propaganda campaign and found your synapses misfiring? The final in a five-part series by clinical … Continue reading The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 5: War Propaganda 101

What Does “Freedom” Mean?

America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.   by Thom Hartmann Independent Media Institute edited by O Society March 21, 2019 The Oregonian reported fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population … Continue reading What Does “Freedom” Mean?