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6 Big Questions to Ask About the Latest Western Bombing of Syria

What do we really know? A friend writes from Damascus – ‘the ground is shaking’. It was 4am Damascus time. Our messages go back and forth. He says that he can see the tracers from the missiles and from the anti-aircraft fire. ‘This is not THE big strike’, he writes. He means that the United …

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The Western Notion of Development Is Destroying the Planet: So What Are the Alternatives?

Click here for reuse options! As capitalist industrialization worsens inequality and environmental degradation, the search is on for new models. As inequality and environmental degradation worsen, the search is on not only for alternative development models but also for alternatives to development itself. Leading post-development theorist Arturo Escobar, co-editor of  The Post-Development Dictionaryand author of  Design for …

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After thousands of years, western science is slowly catching up to Indigenous knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use tools in their daily lives. Chimps use twigs to fish for termites; sea otters break open shellfish on rocks they selected; …

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It’s fashionable to say western democracies are dying. Don’t buy it (yet) | Cas Mudde

The claim that everything is getting worse is in part the consequence of egocentric bias among liberal commentators Don’t get me wrong. I was upset that Trump won. In fact, I still am. I often quip that, as a scholar of the far right and populism, I used to study the political fringe and now …

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