Russia is Literally Dying Off

EDITOR'S NOTE: As you know, our long-term projection for Russia is increasing decline, accelerating in the mid-2020s to the point of possible collapse by early mid-century. And this is no small part of the problem: the population of the Russian Federation is falling...

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Space News Roundup – October 6, 2018

A space elevator could become a real thing, a whole lot sooner than anyone thought; PLUS, inside Boeing’s Starliner; Lockheed reveals its huge reusable Moon lander; SLS upgrades; first SpaceX astronauts to fly in June 2019; NASA stands by Musk; bizarre particles discovered that may rewrite modern physics; Voyager 2 about to enter interstellar space; and more!

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Trump’s Triumph at the UN

by Roger Kimball Sept. 26, 2018 President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday (9/25) is one of the greatest political speeches ever delivered in peacetime. Maybe you are like those members of the audience seated in the General Assembly who tittered when...

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Iran’s Enemies Strike Back

The government in Tehran made its move. Now, it’s being boxed in.   by George Friedman September 26, 2018 An interesting thing happened last week. A Russian reconnaissance plane was shot down by the Syrian army, so naturally Russia blamed Israel, claiming that Israel...

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We Are Living Nineteen Eighty-Four

Truth, due process, evidence, rights of the accused: All are swept aside in pursuit of the progressive agenda (i.e., "Socialist Justice").     by Victor Davis Hanson September 25, 2018 George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is no longer fiction. We...

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