The invaluable, acidic "China Uncensored" comments on the surprise, first-time attendance by big-time Silicon valley bosses - Apple, Google, Facebook - at China's sardonically named 4th World Internet Conference: Developing Digital Economy for Openness and Shared Benefits, which promotes China's highly censored, government-run internet as a . . .
Glenn Greenwald on CNN’s latest “Trump-Russia” debacle, and the dangerous heap of smoldering debris that is American TV news:
FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with . . .
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Three men are riding through a dark wood, two common soldiers, and a noble lord.
“My mother told me that dead men sing no songs”, puts in the younger of the soldiers.
“My wet nurse said the same thing”, replies the lord. “Never believe anything you hear at a woman’s tit.”
On reading this, . . .
I posted recently (No “right sides” to history) on a type of globalist thinking that sees a borderless world as the inevitable endpoint of history. That moved me to dig up my old paperback copy of “The Poverty of Historicism”, Karl Popper’s classic polemic, published in 1957, against social theories that claim to . . .
Anatole Kaletsky has a thoughtful and persuasive piece (paywall) in Barron’s magazine on why global stock markets have a good deal more room to rise: ‘Four Reasons Why the Bull Market Has Far to Go’.
First, the world economy is finally swimming into a fabled ‘sweet spot’, with simultaneous, reasonably . . .
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai is hosting a ‘Festival of Premiering Plays’, one of which, ‘I, Cloud’, by the Story Circus theatre company, I like especially for the inspiration it takes in Kalidasa, the supreme figure in classical Sanskrit literature.
The setting for . . .
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