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"Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" is from the May 29, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Alain De Botton and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Millions of women gathered in Washington and cities around the country Saturday to mount a roaring rejoinder to the inauguration of Donald Trump one day earlier. The historic protests of a new president packed cities large and small — from Los Angeles to Boston to Park City, Utah, where celebrities from the Sundance Film Festival joined a march on the snowy streets. In Chicago, the demonstration was overwhelmed by its own size, forcing officials to curtail its planned march when the crowd threatened to swamp the planned route.
"Women's Marches: Millions of Protesters Around the Country Vow to Resist Donald Trump" is from the January 21, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Perry Stein, Steve Hendrix and Abigail Hauslohner and narrated by Jill Melancon.
The January/February 2017 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
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Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
"Fine Taleb, but repeats some themes in other books"
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
"Simple minded ideology"
His audience liked the applause lines, as they always do. But it’s hard to resist laughing at Trumpian syntax. I am given to indulging in it with a finger of bourbon after long days. My favorite so far is this insight from a South Carolina rally in 2015:
"How to Listen to Trump Every Day for Years" is from the January 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by John Mcwhorter and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
In this issue: "Info Wars" by Steve Coll; "Belle" by Andrew Marantz; "Prodigy of Hate" by Jelani Cobb; "Fail Funnier" by Rivka Galchen; "Cold Heart" by Alexandra Schwartz; "Fresh Paint" by Peter Schjeldahl; "I Love Lucifer" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Shiny Things" by Anthony Lane.
"What White America Fails to See" is from the July 08, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Eric Dyson and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
When it rains, it pours. As the Great Recession, eurozone crisis, stalled trade deals, increased conflict between Russia and the West, electoral revolts against European political elites, and finally Brexit followed the 2008 financial meltdown, it seemed clear that globalization was running out of steam. Yet few expected that its opponents would claim the top prize—the White House—and so soon.
Two years ago, I argued in these pages that America was suffering from political decay. The country’s constitutional system of checks and balances, combined with partisan polarization and the rise of well-financed interest groups, had combined to yield what I labeled “vetocracy,” a situation in which it was easier to stop government from doing things than it was to use government to promote the common good.
"Interesting take on the politics of today"
"The Problem with Protecting Grizzly Bears" is from the May 08, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Rinella and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"The Hidden Scars All Refugees Carry" is from the September 03, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Viet Thanh Nguyen and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia’s natural sphere of interest.
"I agree. Worth listening to."
So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out, and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president.
The president has developed an aggressive, successful idiom.
Replace Dodd-Frank with something that will work.
Never before have so many tools been available.
We can direct our aid less arbitrarily.
A novel use of the bully pulpit.
The Trump Organization’s unnecessary emoluments-clause problem.
A class and its interests.
Some personal thoughts on the ‘Blacksonian.’
The March 6, 2017 issue of National Review.
The March/April 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.