Tag: democracy

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/27/17

ADDICTION —Ben Beaumont-Thomas on how the prescription drug epidemic is manifesting itself in hip-hop music: Rap has always told its drug stories in more than just its lyrics. Snoop conjured the sensuality of his own buzz through his very vocal cadence and languorous G-funk backing, as well as his words. In Houston’s “chopped and screwed” scene,

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/15/17

IDEOLOGICAL FRACTURES in AMERICA —Justin Murphy on whether America has become more conservative or more liberal: If there is one substantial ideological shift in American public opinion in the post-war period, it is the dramatic and near-universal increase in social liberalism since the 1950s. There has not been a general shift to the left or

What the Hell is Going On In the World? LINKS 10/01/17

Jordan Greenhall on understanding crisis: “A crisis is a threshold between an old system and a new system. From the point of view of the old system, the crisis is death. This is why the old system always struggles like hell to stave off the crisis. I don’t want to be uncharitable here. Systems are