Its power and influence on human beings was perhaps best exemplified by Kant's famous statement about enlightenment, which he defined as "the human being’s emergence from his self-incurred minority." We are less interested in the latter part of this quotation in this short analysis of what power is today and how [Read more]
A New York Times article, which seems to have been carelessly republished by the Global Times, has enraged many Chinese people.
<i>Another execution in the United States where the criminal had to suffer a lingering, painful death. The lethal injection ruptured a vein and his death throes lasted 43 minutes.</i>
According to media reports, a murderer underwent a botched execution that resulted in extended death throes and his demise due to a [Read more]
The largest single reserve of shale gas in the United States is found in California. Texas has one that is not much smaller.
Jerry Brown, the governor of California, is under pressure to promote intensive exploitation of this energy source, with Texas being held up as a point of reference. The reasons: Californians [Read more]
The White House mistakenly treats the Ukrainian crisis as if it could be resolved in a matter of days, at most months. It’s as if a team of amateurs were going up against pros, pretending they are all paying the same game.
Washington fears Tehran and its interventions. I believe that the US calculation was that if I came into power against Iran's will, Tehran would plunge Iraq into even greater chaos. Keeping me from coming into power was apparently the lesser evil.