Are All the World's Problems Ours?

Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

After an exhausting two weeks, one is tempted to ask: How many quarrels, clashes and conflicts can even a superpower manage at one time? In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of …

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Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer?

Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer?

Does the vision of America as a country where white racism is rampant and an unleashed white nationalism is a scourge that is running amok correspond with reality? Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his …

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Terrorism and The True Believer

Terrorism & ‘The True Believer’

“A mass movement,” wrote Eric Hoffer in “The True Believer,” “appeals not to those intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished self, but to those who crave to be rid of an unwanted self. “Their innermost craving is for a new life — a rebirth — or, failing this, a …

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