Noam Chomsky

The U.S. No Longer Owns the Future of Freedom

Democracy is worth fighting for. But only Europe can take the lead.<p>The many critics of Freedom House can finally gloat: The think tank has turned its well-calibrated guns on the U.S. in its 2018 report on "Freedom in the World":<p>The past year brought further, faster erosion of America’s own …

Opinion

To Raise A Feminist Son, Talk To Him About Aziz Ansari

What my son must know is that none of this is as difficult as the men around him might be saying it is.<p>“Wake up,” I said in a text message to my son …

Feminism

of Montreal announce new album, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood, share “Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia”: Stream

of Montreal have announced a new album, <i>White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood</i>. Following up on last year’s surprise <i>Rune Husk</i> EP and the 2016 full-length<i></i></i> …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nonfiction Book Review: The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality) by Errol Morris. Univ. of Chicago, $30 (192p) ISBN 978-0-226-92268-3

The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality)<p>Errol Morris. Univ. of Chicago, $30 (192p) ISBN 978-0-226-92268-3<p>More By and About This …

American Philosophy

Face Death: End Racism

<i>By Christina Rawls</i><p>“This stuff goes deep… But are we keeping quiet because we’re looking an enemy in the face, and it is us? We’re quiet because it’s …

Philosophy

Alexander Downer spies for Five Eyes (Part 1)

<b>Alexander Downer, our man in London, is a renowned political opportunist and business gamester.</b><p>Media reports that he is embarrassed about being …

Keynesian Economics

The end is nigh for Storify users, how to export your content

Founder Jamil Khalil created Wakelet, based in Manchester, as a response to the disorganization of the web – a web that favors disjointed chunks of information over human curated stories. Journalists wanting to make their voice heard above the white noise are increasingly adopting the platform to …

Disjointed

Oprah vs Trump in 2020?

An Oprah vs Trump election season is any TV executive's dream.<p>Oprah, Democrats have turned their lonely eyes to you.<p>Still smarting from somehow forfeiting the White House to a popular TV celebrity, bruised and bemused Democrats are longing, it seems, for another popular TV celebrity to win it back …

Award Shows

Children understand far more about other minds than long believed

Research on the minds of babies has offered a more nuanced view of infant intellect<p>Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking. Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, who is credited with founding the scientific study of …

Psychology

Some Jews aren’t welcome in the ‘Jewish state’

When he wrote his book <i>The Jewish State</i> in 1896, could Theodor Herzl have imagined that his ‘promised land’ would begin to deport some Jews or ban …

B'Tselem

A call to action for Canada

This year, the foundational document known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70.<p>The document famously decrees that “all human beings …

Rights & Freedoms

Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | Why The Rehabilitation Of Plagiarist Johann Hari Is Irresponsible Dangerous

Despite repeated incidents of journalistic plagiarism, Johann Hari is back. Joe Muggs argues that we should be wary of his celebrity-endorsed new …

John McDonnell

Lazy Liberals and “the Trump Effect”

Photo by Taymaz Valley | CC by 2.0Liberals and other Democrats are getting dumber by the day. I keep running into them and hearing the same story …

Donald Trump

How American Jews Laid The Foundation For Israel’s Blacklist

This week, the Israeli government announced its plan to ban the entry of key activists from 20 groups who advocate Boycott Divestment and Sanctions …

Israel

16 Reasons Why You Should Fall In Romantic Love Today

Don’t ask why do people fall in love, rather ask- why people should fall in love? There are plenty of reasons- WHY we should fall in love.<p>You …

Love

Climate Denial Will Kill Us

The Trump administration’s recent move to permit oil and gas drilling in 90 percent of the federal government’s offshore land presents an …

Climate

'Not Today Antifa': Gun Company Ad Threatens Leftists with Assault Rifles

Street-level politics, more specifically an ongoing conflict between white supremacist demonstrators and “antifa,” or anti-fascist counterprotesters, …

Guns

A Map of George Orwell’s 1984

Many fictional locations resist mapping. Our imaginations may thrill, but our mental geolocation software recoils at the impossibilities in Italo …

Culture

The Hottest Jewish Baby Names for 2018

It’s time to play the name game! And no, we’re not talking about the classic 1960s pop song.<p>Rather, it’s time for our predictions for 2018’s most …

Jewish Culture

Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction Being Used by the Media Deep State to Systematically Destroy America

World-renowned intellectual giant and respected academic, MIT professor Noam Chomsky recently sat down for an interview called ‘A Continuing …

Liberal View

Is Trump Certifiable?

He may not be altogether “crazy,” but he is so:<p>[…] unstable a personality as to be quite vulnerable to certain kinds of psychological pressure. The …

Books

Trump Could Destroy the Entire Human Species, Says Yale Psychiatrist Who Warned Congress Members

President Donald Trump’s mental health might lead to the extinction of the human species, the Yale psychiatrist briefing lawmakers on the president's …

Donald Trump

Trump is an existential threat — but we can’t give in to pessimism

Donald Trump could fulfill all the most dire prophecies of 20th-century theory — but there are better paths<p>During the mid-20th century, a deep pessimism came to dominate the thinking of many social theorists and cultural critics on the left, whose writings were full of bleak prognostications about …

U.S. Politics

Keith Ellison's 'Antifa' Tweet Spurs Anti-Muslim And Racist Backlash

The deputy head of the Democratic National Committee is under fire—again—from far right activists after he posed with a copy of a "antifa" book and …

Donald Trump

Nissan Reveals Brain-to-Vehicle Technology

By<p>Filed Under Innovation & CES<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Ahead of CES in Las Vegas next week, automaker …

Transportation

On Democratic Despond

<i>As inequality in Nigeria widens, Ebenezer Obadare explores the growing disenchantment with democracy in the most populous African nation.</i><p><b>Final</b> …

UK Universities

Conn Hallinan’s 2017 ‘Are You Serious?’ Awards

<i>Each year Foreign Policy In Focus columnist Conn Hallinan gives awards to individuals, companies, and governments that make reading the news a daily</i> …

Liberal View

Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

<b>Drag Queen Story Time<br>Thursday, January 4, 4 p.m.<br>BookBar<br>4280 Tennyson Street</b><br>For those of us who enjoy a little demonstrable diversity with our book …

Denver

The 21 Best Events in Denver, January 2-8, 2018

Did your childhood dream of being a circus clown crumble under the realities of paying rent and buying groceries? Perhaps your craving to be a …

Denver

Regime-friendly NY Times makes big money selling Iran tours

Many have taken notice of the New York Times’ lack of moral consistency in its coverage of the countrywide protests in Iran against the theocratic …

Conservative View