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tsuomela : western   9

The week democracy died: How Brexit, Nice, Turkey, and Trump are all connected.
"Dark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction."
democracy  liberal  liberalism  2016  crisis  immigration  nationalism  politics  western  europe  american  campaign 
august 2016 by tsuomela
Frontiers Past and Future
"Abbott offers a fruitful new way to read science fiction, one that also greatly enriches our understanding of western history and its impact on our collective imagination. Detailing the overlap of science fiction and western fiction—especially relating to their mutual interest in and concerns about frontier expansionism—he reveals an unsuspected common ground that informs the writings of both camps."
book  publisher  sf  western  literature  themes  frontier  via:cshalizi  future 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Paradise Lost: Why Fallen Markets Will Never Be the Same
by Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer. "Crises breed denial. Whether a crisis concerns an individual’s health, career or marriage, a company’s reputation or market share, or a nation’s place in the global pecking order, powerful incentives exist within the stricken entity to aspire to a return to normalcy — and to proceed as if that result represents the only option. However, as we all know from human experience, some setbacks are irreversible. We believe the recent meltdown suffered by the U.S. and its partners on the liberal side of the global economy is one of them."
economics  politics  international  capitalism  western  power  crisis  realignment  mercantilism  country(China)  future 
september 2010 by tsuomela

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