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The Only Guy Who Predicted 2016 Did It in 380 B.C.

Out on the New Years weekend.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian)</i><p>Let us dispel with the notion that Plato wasn't a smart old dude. From <i>The Republic:</i><p>And so tyranny naturally rises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of …

Liberalism is suffering but democracy is doing just fine | Kenan Malik

The march of the populist right, on the back of disgruntled working-class votes, means traditional progressive democracy must reinvent itself or become irrelevant<p>Welcome to 2017. It will be just like 2016. Only more so. This will be the year in which Donald Trump formally enters the White House, …

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

Combating racism is crucial to revitalizing American politics: It’s not easy, but it can be done

<b>(Getty/Ryan McBride)</b><p>Social science suggests that racial resentment is central to Donald Trump’s appeal. There are ways to fight back<p>Sean McElwee<p>December 25, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>Days after the 2016 election, New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote that “we simply don’t yet know how much racism or …

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Hundreds of Ethiopian-Israelis Rejecting Mandatory Military Service In Protest of Institutional Racism

In Israel, hundreds of citizens of Ethiopian descent are refusing to serve reserve duty in the Israel Defense Forces, citing racial discrimination by …

Preserving the history of America’s first black filmmakers

<b>KARLA MURTHY, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND:</b><p>In the early part of 20th century, with racial segregation still in place in much of the U.S., black filmmakers …

How Racism Was First Officially Codified in 15th-Century Spain

In 1449 rebels in Toledo, Spain, published an edict you have probably never heard of, but whose effects still resonate today. It was the first set of discriminatory laws based on race.<p>You probably know about the widespread mistreatment of Jews in Spain, even if your first thought when someone says …