Why Are There So Many Conspiracy Theories?

History tells us that deadly epidemics tend to bring about the spread of misinformation. The current pandemic has fueled many conspiracy theories regarding the nature of COVID-19 and its spread. Misinformation networks have been accelerated and extended by modern technology. That includes social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube. Bad information about the supposed cures […]

Next Steps for the United States

The presidential election in the United States has made one thing very clear: the country’s political divide is even deeper than it was in 2016. What is the best way forward for Americans who want to work together? Veteran journalist Dan Rather argues that it requires honestly confronting what is wrong with the nation and […]

Why Wokeness Doesn’t Work

Wokeness doesn’t work. At least that’s the opinion of political commentator Douglas Murray. Murray’s belief is that society’s growing awareness of people’s differences has led to more problems than solutions. This relentless emphasis on difference has led to a worthless consideration of injustice without any action to help people overcome it. Groups that people have tried to form […]

How to Get What You Want

Strategy. Power. Human nature. Self-help author Robert Greene has written about them all. In The Art of Seduction, Greene takes a deep dive into the intricacies of social power. According to Greene, natural charisma isn’t everything. In fact, charisma exists on a spectrum, which means that it’s a quality that can be cultivated. To amplify your […]

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