Monthly Archives: July 2018

Things will not be okay

By Robert Kagan of the Washington Post Human beings often choose self-delusion over painful reality, and so in the days and weeks to come, we will hear reassurances that the NATO alliance is in good shape. After all, there have … Continue reading

Posted in European Union, United States

Video: What’s the Future for Modern Soldiers?

From The Futurist Technology is evolving for the modern war-fighter, soldier, airmen, sailor and marine. There is so much capability on which military can use this new technology. In this video we will discuss some of the future equipment, ideas … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Future, Video

Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News

By Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Michael Barthel and Nami Sumida of Pew Research In today’s fast-paced and complex information environment, news consumers must make rapid-fire judgments about how to internalize news-related statements – statements that often come in snippets and … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Media, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis

What Nelson Mandela Lost

The South African freedom fighter’s letters from prison remind us that the separation of families is the ultimate expression of state power. By Professor Tayari Jones of Emory University and published by the New York Times Some time ago, the … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Nelson Mandela, New York Times, Racism

‘Hope Is a Powerful Weapon’: The Unpublished Mandela Prison Letters

A new volume offers insight into the personal and political life of one of the 20th century’s most influential freedom fighters.  By the Editors of the New York Times During the 27 years of his imprisonment — from Nov. 7, … Continue reading

Posted in Nelson Mandela, South Africa