Book Marks reviews of The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes by Zachary D Carter

Carter unearths the lost legacy of one of history’s most fascinating minds. The Price of Peace revives a forgotten set of ideas about democracy, money, and the good life with transformative implications for today’s debates over inequality and the power politics that shape the global order. — Read on bookmarks.reviews/reviews/the-price-of-peace-money-democracy-and-the-life-of-john-maynard-keynes/

Why conspiracy theories are dangerous – Asia Times

Conspiracy theories offer an easily digestible worldview that helps to make sense of our perplexing circumstances. But they are destructive and antithetical to constructive political organizing. Imagine if the energy wasted on believing that “9/11 was an inside job” had instead been poured into fixing American foreign policy in the Middle East. Claiming that the [...]

Toward a collaborative model of pandemic preparedness and response: Taiwan’s changing approach to pandemics – ScienceDirect

Over time, as newly emerging infectious diseases have become increasingly common and more easily spread, it has become clear that traditional response mechanisms have proven inadequate to the task of prevention and control. Drawing on Taiwan as a case study, we assess the role of the whole-of-society approach to epidemic response as arises from the [...]

The hypocrisy of Noam Chomsky | The New Criterion

There’s a famous definition in the Gospels of the hypocrite, and the hypocrite is the person who refuses to apply to himself the standards he applies to others. By that standard, the entire commentary and discussion of the so-called War on Terr... — Read on newcriterion.com/issues/2003/5/the-hypocrisy-of-noam-chomsky

The Coronavirus Crisis May Assure Netanyahu’s Survival | ACW

... the coronavirus had infected over 9,200 Israelis and killed 65. While the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus has brought the world to a standstill, it may well have provided a political lifeline to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose career in Israeli politics was thought to be on its deathbed following accusations of [...]

The End of Grand Strategy | Foreign Affairs

The changing nature of power, along with its diffusion in the international system, has made it much more difficult for the United States to shape its destiny. Rather than quarrel over contending strategic doctrines, U.S. scholars and policymakers should focus on more pragmatic forms of problem solving.  — Read on http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2020-04-13/end-grand-strategy

How can the human rights community respond to severe political polarization? | OpenGlobalRights

Severe political polarization is tearing at the seams of democracies around the world, with dangerous consequences for our societies, institutions, and human rights. — Read on http://www.openglobalrights.org/how-can-the-human-rights-community-respond-to-severe-political-polarization/

What is Geopolitics: from theory to practice

http://www.youtube.com/watch From a functional definition of geo-politics to geopolitics as a framework for STATECRAFT/POLICY-MAKING. In this presentation we proceed from a conceptual unpacking of geopolitics, to linking it with geostrategy, geoeconomics and geotechnology, and see how this can be formulated into a geo-political web of power, for building the power capacity, and resource capability, of [...]

Chile: Notes from a Revolt | The New York Review of Books | Daily

... on October 6, 2019, high school students were igniting the first sparks of the rebellion by joyously jumping the turnstiles of a number of subway stations to protest a fare hike, Chile’s right-wing president, Sebastián Piñera, was boasting on a television program that the country was “an oasis” in a turbulent and convulsed Latin [...]