When I consider about the American way of thinking about things - maybe even everything- it appears to me to boil down to three interlocking elements. Individualism. Competition. And materialism (not
There is a recurring theme throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly on the Republican side: "Be afraid -- be very afraid." It is enough t...
For nearly two years, public opinion has grappled with the prospect of intervention amidst the failed states of Syria and Iraq, and has most often favore...
By JACK JENKINS & EMILY ATKIN, reviewing a draft of the coming papal letter on climate change: "The likely encyclical draft - entitled "Laudato Si" or "Praised Be," from a prayer by St. Francis of Assisi - directly addressed the old biblical claim that because God gave humanity "dominion" over the earth in Genesis, humanity... Continue reading ...
The Goldilocks zone has ceased to exist for oil. This will have staggering consequences throughout the economy for the foreseeable future.
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OPEC has declared war on American oil production with the intention of making the country more dependent on imported oil and on oil in gene...
[Update 13 May 2009: Yesterday's NYT article on Story of Stuff seems to have brought more than the regular number visitors here. Hundredgoals has given a link to a much easier to read pdf version of the 1955 article in a comment today.]
Il concetto di "sviluppo economico" nasce il 20 gennaio 1949 con il famoso "discorso dei quattro punti", pronunciato dal neo-presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America Truman all'atto del suo insediamento. Fino ad allora, il concetto di "sviluppo" trovava applicazione esclusivamente nei fenomeni biologici, in campo scacchistico e pochi altri ambiti. Qualche anno dopo, nel 1955, uno
The Republican energy agenda goes far beyond Keystone.
Four scenarios that could spell the end of the United States as we know it - in the very near future
The world doesn't need the United States nearly as much as we like to think it does.
[ 208159208190-209128209131209129209129208186208184 ] Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin's speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days...
We like to think our way of life is the best in the world. But trying to spread American values always backfires.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson chose not to believe Americans were condemned to "soulless wealth" and elucidated a new version of American exceptionalism, "The Great Society.
Fewer U.S. teens are driving, a factor now being incorporated into U.S. energy forecasts. But researchers don't know if it's a transitory economic trend, or a cultural shift.
The issue-packed title of this event-"Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the Total Surveillance State and the War on a Free Press"-offers a panelist a number of potential targets. Given the expertise of other panelists on the specifics of surveillance and journalism, I want to focus on what may seem like the least