he news is all Trump. His ill-considered words and constantly shifting explanations for impulsive actions dominate our public consciousness. In the midst of all that Trump, it is hard to think clearly about the faraway future, beyond our lifetimes. When the future does intrude, it’s in the form of space ships and aliens, imaginary futures […]
Racism is a fundamental feature of the far right in France and the US, although that is consistently denied by its supporters.
just watched “The Circle”, a thriller about a computer company which uses internet connectedness to eradicate privacy in the name of “transparency” and “democracy”. The film is fictional, but the conflict between privacy and internet capitalism is real. The giants of the computer world routinely collect as much information as they can about people who […]
A majority of conservative Republicans believes that climate scientists are influenced by desire to advance their careers and political ideology, not by scientific evidence or public interest.
Steve Hochstadt: Those who resist power usually pass into the fog of history because they were not famous and they had little opportunity to create imposing objects to memorialize their actions. Stone palaces and golden objects attract more attention than lonely dissent.
As long as their choice is between a Democrat and Steve King, northwestern Iowans will keep voting for King, no matter how ineffective or prejudiced he is.
One of Israel’s major arguments against those who are critical of these policies is that it is better than its neighbors. That may be true, but it’s not enough for me.
The election of Donald Trump, who made disparaging statements about Europe and selected advisors who have promoted the break-up of the EU, was a turning point in European politics, but not in the direction he favors.
Steve Hochstadt: The Defense Department plans to buy over 2000 new F-35 supersonic warplanes in the coming decades and just announced an agreement with Lockheed Martin for 90 of these jets at $95 million per plane. Just one and half of these planes would pay the entire NEH budget.
Steve Hochstadt: The storm of bad news from across the world delivered to us now even on our phones can be numbing. The bigger the world is, the smaller we feel.
Steve Hochstadt: Right-wing media push anti-European attitudes by making up stories about how Western European immigration policies have resulted in public insecurity.
Steve Hochstadt: The Neues Museum holds one of the world’s most important collections of documents written on papyrus, whose study by linguistic scientists revealed the succession of languages in ancient Egypt.
Steve Hochstadt: The German video is more pointed. There are photos of Hitler, who “made Germany great again. Steve Bannon absolutely loves him.”