Why are people so obsessed with celebrities, fashion, cars, brands, bling ... all of that Kardashian bullshit? Why can't they focus on what really matters? by David Wong Cracked If you're already a fashionable trendsetter in your social group, feel free to skip this one! For the rest of us, an awards show red carpet interview … Continue reading Why People Are Terrible (Fashion, Politics, and Success)
by Bree Hood Gihon Journal Dec 9, 2018 The general feeling expressed about the mass revolt currently taking place in France is the country is falling. But that assumes France is composed of just its government and not composed of its people. If it is the people of France revolting against their neoliberal government, is the … Continue reading France isn’t Falling… It is Rising!
by STEPHEN BONI Ghion Journal Dec 11, 2018 In the little New Hampshire town where I was raised, there was one main activity that obsessed grammar school boys—and to be involved in it meant achieving a healthy measure of respect in the pecking order. It happened at recess every day. Kickball. If you never been … Continue reading The Mania for Winning is Killing U.S.
Despite the media hoopla, Mueller’s latest filings do not bring us any closer to proving the long-sought Trump-Russia conspiracy. by Aaron Maté Nation Dec 14, 2018 Over the course of the Russia investigation, the procession of key associates “flipping” on Donald Trump raised expectations that special counsel Robert Mueller would turn up proof of collusion. In just … Continue reading Don’t Let Russiagate Warp Your Mind
by Sylvain Cypel New York Review of Books Dec 11, 2018 In Soviet times, Russia’s Jews told a joke about a man named Rabinovitch who was distributing pamphlets in Red Square. In a matter of minutes, the KGB had found him and taken him to headquarters. Only there did the agents realize that the sheets … Continue reading From Sans Culottes to Gilets Jaunes: Macron’s Marie Antoinette Moment
The PRC Should Retaliate by Targeting Sheldon Adelson's Chinese Casinos by Ron Unz Dec 12, 2018 As most readers know, I’m not a casual political blogger and I prefer producing lengthy research articles rather than chasing the headlines of current events. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the looming danger of a direct worldwide … Continue reading Averting World Conflict With China
Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization. by Evan Osnos New Yorker Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye … Continue reading Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich