Monthly Archives: December 2015

Democracy’s Best Days Have Passed

If one were to take seriously, Francis Fukuyama’s prediction that we have reached the end of history, it would be a rather positive world. Communism has been defeated, market liberalism and capitalism pervade every aspect of modern life, and with … Continue reading

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ISIS Reign of Terror in France- A Fictitious Plot

What follows is a fictitious narrative with respect to the Paris attacks and the aftermath. ———————- Mahmoud was looking forward to this assignment all his life. He was about to blow up Paris. It was not like there was a lot … Continue reading

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Why are Right-Wing Populists on the Rise?

Donald Trump is the clear leader in the Republican polls, and many people of the “correct” establishment claim that he is a genuine threat to US democracy, because of his fascist positions. He wants to build a border wall against … Continue reading

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The Problem with Guns

In San Bernadino, California, one couple with links to terrorists (but operating largely independently) have killed 14 civilians and injured 21 more. But terrorism itself is not the major problem in the contemporary US, but the fact that so many … Continue reading

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