Category Archives: America

Different Peoples, Situations Require Different Styles Of Government (5-27-24)

Michael Hirsh writes for ForeignPolicy.com: So why are so many observers putting the worst possible face on the conflict? In an interview with Foreign Policy, [Randall] Schweller said that when he first entered the academic job market in 1993, just … Continue reading

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Decoding The Social Safety Net (5-19-24)

01:00 A Modest Proposal For Expanding The Social Safety Net,https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=15509903:00 Social safety net, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_safety_nethttps://www.theamericanconservative.com/fragmented-future/07:45 WP: Business titans privately urged NYC mayor to use police on Columbia protesters, chats show, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/05/16/business-leaders-chat-group-eric-adams-columbia-protesters/14:45 Iranian helicopter crash with no sign of the country’s leaders1:25:10 … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For Expanding The Social Safety Net

Wikipedia notes: “The social safety net (SSN) consists of non-contributory assistance existing to improve lives of vulnerable families and individuals experiencing poverty and destitution. Examples of SSNs are previously-contributory social pensions, in-kind and food transfers, conditional and unconditional cash transfers, … Continue reading

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Decoding Culture (5-6-24)

01:00 Where does culture come from? https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v46/n08/terry-eagleton/where-does-culture-come-from02:00 Literary critic Terry Eagleton, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Eagleton06:00 My favorite songs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1_xDytEB1Q&list=PLhQp0uq1786ISg586sYF7k8cDug1-avU012:00 American Hearts by Air Supply15:00 Work sucks – what could salvage it?, https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/work-sucks-what-could-salvage-it28:00 Simon Kuper: Europeans have more time, Americans more money. Which is … Continue reading

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Decoding The Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestine Campus Protests (5-5-24)

01:00 My analysis of campus protests: https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=15496103:00 National Review: Since When Does Criminal Law Not Apply to College Campus Protests?,https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/since-when-does-criminal-law-not-apply-to-college-campus-protests/10:00 New York Times podcast on campus protests, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV1_3EovQZs13:00 Journalist Lydia Polgreen, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Polgreen16:30 Victor Davis Hanson: Radical Far-Left Palestine protests threaten … Continue reading

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