It’s Not Just About Oil…

Yes, the latest research confirms Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin, and in other areas of the country. by Andre Vltchek New Eastern Outlook edited by O Society … Continue reading It’s Not Just About Oil…

Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?

by Ron Ridenour Counterpunch edited by O Society April 8, 2019 When I first heard of Andrei Martyanov, I was skeptical about his intentions. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, 1963, he became a naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues. He took part in conflicts in the Caucasus. In mid-1990s, he moved … Continue reading Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?

America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

Donald Trump is but one symptom of a wider problem, one which weakens the United States on the international stage. by Stephen Walt Foreign Policy edited by O Society March 27, 2019 If  we’ve been paying attention, Americans received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? Our country is much … Continue reading America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

by Ilhan Omar Washington Post March 18, 2019 ince I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one … Continue reading We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

by Clifton Mark Aeon edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’   ~ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013  ‘We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.’ … Continue reading A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

The Decline of American Science

by Edward Dougherty   American Affairs Winter 2019 Imagine sitting in front of your television in 1969, watching the Apollo lunar landing, and noting the marvels of modern engineering. The person sitting next to you responds, “Oh yes, but this is a passing fad; soon we will return to premodern engineering. Groping in the dark requires … Continue reading The Decline of American Science