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In Defense of Nationalism

by Jacob L. Shapiro January 18, 2017   The concept of nationalism in the modern world remains largely misunderstood. Two overly reductive tropes are developing around the concept of nationalism. The first is the idea that “nationalism is rising.” In this...

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Space News Roundup – January 14, 2017

by  Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council January 14, 2017   Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base Last week, upon leaving the president-elect’s office, Douglas Brinkley, a historian and conservationist, reported that Trump “was very interested in...

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A Century of Marxism-Leninism

by Matt Ridley January 7, 2017 Human beings can be remarkably dense. The practice of bloodletting, as a medical treatment, persisted despite centuries of abundant evidence that it did more harm than good. The practice of communism, or political bloodletting as it...

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Countering Obama the Anti-Semite

by Caroline Glick January 6, 2017 His abstention allowing the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (12/23) was the first prong of outgoing President Barack Obama’s lame duck campaign against Israel. US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech five days later...

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Pessimism in Historical Perspective

by Chelsea German December 31, 2016 Pessimism about potentially life-enhancing technologies is not new. The Twitter account Pessimist’s Archive (a favorite of the internet guru Marc Andreessen) chronicles the unending stream of pessimism with old newspaper excerpts....

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