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In The Aftermath Of Las Vegas – “Ambitechnics”, Or Explaining Events That Defy Explanation (Jeff Appel And Benjamin Peters)

According to NPR’s Sarah McCammon, there are two reasons for seeking meaning in the aftermath of the devastating Las Vegas shooting. First, understanding the motivations of the gunman can help law enforcement officials prevent further attacks. This is altogether practical, necessary, and important. The second reason, however, is worthy of […]

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The Irony Of Environmental History (David Barr and Jeremy Sabella)

The following inaugurates an occasional symposium on contemporary politics through a Niebuhrian lens.  The original posts on which these discussions are based may be found here.  The debates around the Paris Agreement since President Trump’s announcement have revealed not only how much Americans disagree about climate change, but also how much we […]

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Locked and Loaded For North Korea – Han Shot First, John Wayne Would Not Have (Jackie Turvey Tait and Tobias Winright)

This has been a week of escalating rhetoric over North Korean nuclear ambitions with President Trump threatening to rain down ‘fire and fury’ on the hermit kingdom, and claiming that a US attack force is “locked and loaded” in language that sounds like something from the Western movies of John Wayne. Christians […]

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Is The Global Prestige Of Sanskrit Aiding And Abetting Hindu Nationalists And Supremacists? (Patrick McCartney)

The utopian aspirations of the Hindu supremacist agenda, which I discussed in an earlier article, include replacing English with Sanskrit as the dominant language of India and perhaps as the next global lingua franca.  Furthermore, their explicit aim is to create a pan-global Hindu theocratic state. The growing clout of […]

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Glasnost American Style – Is Russia Working To Destabilize The US Despite Donald Trump? (Martin Katchen)

The latest revelations and speculations concerning possible Trump Campaign collusion with Russia and its government have centered on a 20-minute meeting between between Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner with Natalia Veselnitskaya show a disturbing pattern. Apparently Veselnitskaya also was seen eight days later with the US Ambassador to […]

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Yoga Practitioners And The Unspoken Global Aspirations Of Indian Ethno-Nationalism (Patrick McCartney)

If an individual participates in the global yoga phenomenon in some way, does this leave them susceptible to becoming an unwitting supporter of a violent Hindu nationalist ideology? And, does this make them a yoga fundamentalist? One of the more pressing matters involves clarifying the link(s) between the consumption of […]

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Withdrawal From Paris Accords Reflects A “Theopolitics” Of American Exceptionalism (Michael Hogue)

By backing out of the Paris climate accord the Trump administration and its GOP supporters are forsaking the American future in more ways than one. We lose economically by falling behind in the transition to a clean energy future.  We lose geopolitically by marking ourselves as an unreliable international partner.  We […]

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