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The Borg Are Coming For You… (and your children)

Give me absolute control / Over every living soul… I have seen the future, brother, it is murder. —Leonard Cohen, “The Future” INTRODUCTION: This is Part 1 of a two-part essay that will appear in my forthcoming book, Words from … Continue reading

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Karl Popper’s Remedy for Failing Democracies

Part 1: The Perennial Revolt Against Freedom Democracy is worth fighting for. That’s a central message of the landmark work of political philosopher Karl Popper, whose book, The Open Society and its Enemies, was forged in the crucible of the … Continue reading

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2015: The Turnaround Year? Part 2: Hopeful Signs

You can almost feel the current flowing You can almost hear the circuits blowing It’s a far cry from the world We thought we’d inherit —Rush, Far Cry   ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— … Continue reading

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