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Property and Debt in Ancient Rome

The Roman concept of property is essentially creditor-oriented. As Rome’s power grew, practices quickly became predatory. Traditional societies usually had restrictions to prevent self-support land from being alienated outside of…

When Leaders Chase A Mirage!

Naturally, they tend to fool themselves the most with others being fooled on a little lower scale. Ironically, this harsh reality spells bitter truth not just on the home front…

Does Europe Want A New Führer?

by Thomas Klikauer and Danny Antonelli A recent study revealed that there is an increasing desire for an authoritarian leader in Europe. As if Europe’s far-right, adjacent Neo-Nazis, and Europe’…

To Save Democracy, Check Deceptocracy

The progress of democracy has been one of the noblest chapters of the history of humanity. When true democracy progresses, this also leads to steadily increasing possibilities for equality and…

The Decline of Extreme Poverty

One of the foremost accomplishments of the industrial age is the “immense progress against extreme poverty.” “Extreme poverty” is defined by the World Bank as a person living on less…

There Is Only One Spaceship Earth

When I was in the U.S. military, I learned a saying (often wrongly attributed to the Greek philosopher Plato) that only the dead have seen the end of war. Its persistence through…

Playing Politics with Tragedy

“Say her name!” Marjorie Taylor Greene shouted from the House floor during President Biden’s State of the Union Address. The same slogan was on the T-shirt she wore under her red jacket, which…

The Crucifixion of Julian Assange

Prosecutors representing the United States, whether by design or incompetence, refused — in the two-day hearing I attended in London in February — to provide guarantees that Julian Assange would be afforded First Amendment…

Dead End America    

Documentary film maker Marc Levin made a 'must see ' film entitled Class Divide (2015)  about the gentrification of the West Chelsea area of Manhattan ( 23rd street around 9th…

PEN America Self-Destructs

PEN America, once an important defender of rights for writers, editors and artists, has, under the direction of former State Department official Suzanne Nossel, abandoned its mission, destroyed its credibility…

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