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Trump Imitates Putin’s Destruction of a Nation’s Free Media

Trump Imitates Putin’s Destruction of the Nation’s Free Media To undermine, discredit and destroy a nation’s free media is a major goal of any authoritarian, anti-democratic ...

Review: Mittendorf, J. and D. Sagan. CRACKIING THE AGING CODE

Book Review: Mittendorf, J. and D. Sagan. CRACKIING THE AGING CODE: The new science of growing old—and what it means for staying young. Flatiron Books, NY: 2016. This is a remarkably ...

Religion: Politics and the Afterlife

Religion: Politics and the Afterlife Religion as a political force is not news. The conflict between “Islam” (and among Islamic sects as well) and the “West,” (Mostly Christian ...

Russell’s Conclusion: Modern Analytic Empiricism and a Better World

Russell’s Conclusion: Modern Analytic Empiricism Will Make a Better World There is so much of value and interest in Bertrand Russell’s History of Western Philosophy that ...

Thoughts on Philosophy–Bertrand Russell’s “History.”

Thoughts on Philosophy A number of important writers have addressed the topic “how to read a book.” Because they themselves write books, their understanding of it is very helpful. ...

American Public Education: Why it May Never Significantly Improve

American Public Education: Why it May Never Significantly Improve The criticism of public education has been almost constant since The US has become the most powerful nation on earth. ...

Can the US Survive the Challenge of Voters’ Subconscious, Media Mobs, Unrest, Change?

Can the US Survive the Challenge of Voters’ Subconscious, Media Mobs, Unrest, Change? The world’s populations seem to be at an unusually strong level of unrest and anxiety. ...

Media and Trump’s Russian “papers.

Media and Trump’s Russian “papers. The flexible “standards” of reporting that Margaret Sullivan tries to defend in her piece in the Washington Post of January 13, 2017, ...

Equal Opportunity, Self-Interest and the White Working-Class

Equal Opportunity, Self-Interest and the White Working-Class Sipping coffee in a Starbucks in Bethesda, a few days ago, I noticed among the affluent there, (diluted only by the Latino, ...

Donald Trump’s relationships to media, truth, his supporters, his enemies, and his vulnerabilities.

Donald Trump’s relationships to media, truth, his supporters, his enemies, and his vulnerabilities. Trump has a number of defenses that make him less vulnerable to the kinds ...