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Dems? Asses Lead the Masses; GOP? Great White Elephant - A Note on Political Extremism and Moscow in America's Latest Election Cycle

Americans have seen the American and Israeli flags burned outside of the Democratic National Convention.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-27/american-flags-burn-outside-dnc-after-anti-hillary-march

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/72734/sanders-supporters-burn-israeli-flag-at-democratic-convention-watch/#oFPRGB3t4xlg2K4g.97 – 7/27/2016

Americans also have seen a stink raised about potentially high value State Department e-mail allegedly mishandled by candidate Clinton — and they have witnessed Trump spin the same story into an attack perhaps facetiously wishing that Moscow would recover the cache, despite the possibility of the same containing state secrets — and the opposition has picked up on that to throw the mud pie right back at him. 495 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology

A WARY GLANCE AT POLARIZATION

Originally published, December 10, 2011

“Too many people still believe Margaret Thatcher’s TINA, There Is No Alternative, whereas we should say TATA, There Are Thousands of Alternatives”.

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Ghana

Stop Feeding the Trolls

So many of the problems of this decade could be fixed by people learning not to feed the trolls.
Most obviously, internet comment sections would only be half as terrible as they are now. 143 more words

Politics

Polaroid lenses

OMG THESE ARE SO AWESOME! WHY CAN’T I SEE THE WHOLE WORLD THROUGH THESE LENSES?

Do you have polarized sunglasses? If you don’t, and you wear sunglasses, stop everything right now and go make an appointment to get a pair. 748 more words

Summer

Society, Polarization, and Dissent

One definition of liberty is the “right or power to act as one chooses.” This seems to be the usual view of the matter. But it should be obvious that liberty depends on restraint. 877 more words

Politics

Democracy as a 'sinking ship'?

The notion of democracy has been going through a turbulent path these days. From a contemporary aspect, we can refer to phenomena like the Brexit, the rise of nativists-populists epitomized by that corn-haired Donald Trump, and most recently, the military coup attempt in Turkey last Friday. 1,727 more words

Politica

Is the whole world going mad?

It seems that the world has gone manic-depressive, or, as they prefer to say nowadays, bipolar.

I’m reminded of an old Cold War song by Jeremy Taylor… 1,591 more words

Society