It’s election season, and madness is in the air. Besides the usual questions in a midterm election — who will carry the House and Senate, and how many seats will the incumbent president lose — the word socialism, rarely heard in American politics, is out in the open. A few candidates are actually running for office under the socialism banner. But what does that mean for the 2018 elections and beyond?
For more than four decades, Art Greenspon kept his recollections of photographing the Vietnam War for Overseas Weekly tucked away deep in his memory, as inaccessible as the images themselves. Then, in 2014, a treasure trove of 35 mm negatives emerged from the gloom of a Scandinavian cellar, vividly reminding Mr. Greenspon of his time working for the scrappy little alternative tabloid.
In her classic treatise on blunders in public policy, Barbara Tuchman famously wrote: Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom, which may be defined as the exercise of judgment acting on experience, common sense and available information, is less operative and more frustrated than it should be.
This paper details an extensive and elaborate campaign using elective law enforcement offices, in coordination with major donors and activist pressure groups, to attain a policy agenda that failed through the democratic process. The plan is revealed in emails and other public records obtained during two and a half years of requests under state open records laws.
Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, were added to Hoover holdings. The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America. The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian foreign service officer.
In “Mao’s Great Famine,” Dutch historian Frank Dikotter illustrates the catastrophe of government mismanagement in grim detail: at one collective farm, where one in 20 residents died in 1960, children were being eaten
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will have a positive impact in bringing countries together and benefiting the world economy, US experts said at an innovation forum held in Stanford University on Tuesday.
Diversity: the word that best defines our current social climate. Wherever one might look, training, requirements and conversations about diversity dominate every bit of attention the American public has to offer. This emphasis has originated from modern universities, who are criticized as breeding grounds for social justice theory. And to the extent that such accusations are true, UNC is no exception.
In Wonderland, Alice was heard to say: “I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downwards.” Wow, America is in Wonderland. Half the country sees the other half as upside down.
For years, U.S. officials have complained that Chinese laboratories are a major source of illicit fentanyl, the potent opioid that has driven a stunning increase in overdose deaths on this side of the Pacific.
By many accounts, one of the biggest problems the industry has faced since the global financial crisis of 2008 is one of trust. Tomes have been written about how the too-big-to-fail banks, hocking mortgage-backed securities, whittled away the trust of investors and the public. Yet as the industry slowly rebuilds this trust, there may be cause for alarm in the chair right next to you. New research has revealed just how endemic brokers with severe misconduct violations may be throughout the country and the industry.