Category Archives: General

The Limits of Empathy

Paul Bloom’s book Against Empathy was bound to be either advocacy for cruelty and sadism, or a horribly misguided attempt to improve the world, or false advertising (it would turn out he’s only against the most narrowly or bizarrely defined … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Says U.S. News-Media Still as Bad as 2003 & the ‘Saddam’s WMD’ Lies

Eric Zuesse On July 6th, Jack Matlock, who had been the U.S. Ambassador to Moscow working with Mikheil Gorbachev to end the Cold War in 1987-1991, headlined at washingtonsblog, “The Claim that ‘Russia Interfered with U.S. Elections’ Is Political Nonsense’,” … Continue reading

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Will AI “Change the World” Or Simply Boost Profits?

The hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its cousins Big Data and Machine Learning is ubiquitous, and largely unexamined. AI is going to change the world by freeing humankind from most of its labors, etc. etc. etc. Let’s start by asking: … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Vladimir Putin’s basic view has been expressed so many times, in so many different contexts, and it’s always the same: that the only people who have a sovereign right to any land, are … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Francesco Duina on Why Poor People in the U.S. Believe Better-Off Countries Are Horrible Places

Francesco Duina is the author of Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. Total run time: 29:00 Host: David Swanson. Producer: David Swanson. Music by Duke Ellington. Download from LetsTryDemocracy or Archive. Pacifica stations can also download from … Continue reading

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