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Cult recruitment: Why do people join them and what techniques are used to lure them in?

For people who have never been in contact with cults, these destructive groups may exert some kind of morbid fascination. Secretive, isolating and …

We Don't Need a Big Military if We Don't Try to Police the World

Much is said these days about the mismatch of missions and resources for the military. Indeed, the chants of neoconservatives on Capitol Hill have gotten quite loud: more military spending, more personnel, more weapons. A recent Rand Corporation report also warned that failing to deploy a large …

The atrocities will continue: No matter who wins the presidency, the Middle East loses

<b>Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton</b><p>Hillary, Trump, it makes no substantive difference. America has already committed itself to a doomed War on Terror<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>January 26, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>One of the charms of the future is its powerful element of unpredictability, its ability to ambush us in lovely …

Middle East

Beyond the Syria Debacle

It is unlikely that the upcoming Syria talks in Geneva will in any way resolve the crisis or even move closer to a resolution. That hopelessness is evident on all sides. What is equally remarkable is the belief that negotiations would end this and similar catastrophes elsewhere -- Yemen, Iraq, …