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A Year in France: My Time in Jupiter's Kingdom

It was a hot summer’s day when they left me. I watched as our car drove away, with my family in it. They had just dropped me off in the French city that was to be my home for the next 10 months. 1,761 more words


Partisan divides over political values widen | Pew Research Center

Here’s a fascinating analytical article by Pew Research. The gap between the political values of Democrats and Republicans is now larger than at any point in Pew Research Center surveys dating back to 1994. 48 more words


US Urges Fuel Cutoff for North Korea, saying it's 'Begging For War' - NYT

Here’s a must-read lead from the NYT.

The thing is, as the article highlights, China recognizes that oil sanctions on North Korea will probably bring the regime down but China worries about South Korea overrunning the north and US allies at China’s border. 100 more words


SF’s Forecast of Robot Coup is Happening Now

No, robots themselves are not governing the world as some works of Science Fiction envisioned, but unscrupulous humans are using a variant called a bot to attempt just that. 332 more words

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The Russian government’s disinformation campaign failed to influence the French election. Why?

A few notable takeaways.

  • Russian Information Warfare (IW) on the French election had limited effectiveness
  • Alt-Right (mostly?) Americans read and redistributed Russian disinformation (during the French campaign)
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Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris - The New York Times

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This highly cited NYT article is a recommended read. It explores the implications of of Trump’s acceptance of Macron’s Bastille Day invitation. 250 more words