Disrupting the White House: Peter Thiel’s Influence is Shaping the National Security Council
Possibly the best thing I've read on Team Trump's front bench players.
I don't live line this, and past attempts to have always carried negative social and economic consequences. we reward behaviour that runs counter to our genetic history. Read and weep.
The people who will be most likely to speak against all forms of authoritarianism will be attacked by those who will endure some of it in exchange to inflict it upon others.
This is an ideal that can easily be applied to many areas in NGO project work.
Stefan Zweig was the hero we need in the 21st century as the fascists strike back.
technology is surpassing the human capacity for understanding and respecting individual freedom and personal rights. we haven't even gained widespread consensus on women's rights over their own bodies in many parts of the globe. This pushes that drive even further. our 'bodies, ourselves' in every respect.
Protest isn't enough. Support better candidates or become better candidates.
Sickening stuff that now has less of a chance of being stopped.
This is actually how things work.
The good thing about Trump's alliance with Putin is that we have new allies in opposition to both.
Not talking about the TV show, either.
Fascinating post-agency career of a one-time MI6 officer who may have "valued his anonymity," but obviously not enough, as someone who'd hired him to dig up Trump's buried poo has sold him out.
The first few graphs in reminded me how much rural England enclaves are like small coastal and central Oregon towns, around where I grew up. Great rural wildlands with semi-feral humans who repulse urbanites sometimes for their own amusement, but can take the joke a bit far. Saved for the train ride home.
Pocketing this for a read on the way home when the train hits the tunnel. But from the first three paragraphs in, it's already one of those keep-you-up-at-night scenarios. UK's Trident nuclear "deterrent" runs on some variant of Windows XP, which Microsoft doesn't even support anymore.