Having It Easy in the Beginning, Tough in the End: How My Dad Predicted the Decline of America

by William Astore edited by O Society March 31, 2020 My dad was born in 1917. Somehow, he survived the Spanish Flupandemic of 1918-1919, but an outbreak of whooping cough in 1923 claimed his baby sister, Clementina. One of my dad’s first memories was seeing his sister’s tiny white casket. Another sister was permanently marked by scarlet fever. … Continue reading Having It Easy in the Beginning, Tough in the End: How My Dad Predicted the Decline of America

The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

by Conor Lynch edited by O Society Feb 27, 2020 When the conversation veered toward “capitalism” and “socialism” at last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, the preeminent capitalist on the stage, Michael Bloomberg, could hardly believe what he was hearing: “I can’t think of a way that would make it easier for Donald … Continue reading The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

New research finds after middle schoolers complete a climate change curriculum, their parents also become more concerned about the phenomenon. High levels of parental trust in their children often leads to these parents being willing to listen to or accept their child's views on complex topics. by Tom Jacobs edited by O Society September 24, 2019 … Continue reading Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

The Democrats' Left Turn by Thomas B Edsall New York Times Oct 18, 2018 Today, we're going to skip the foreplay. Here's the money shot: "The dominant role of well-educated, relatively upscale white Democrats in moving the party to the left reflects the declining role of the working class in shaping the party’s ideology." Upscale … Continue reading The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Why We’re Blind to the System Destroying Us

Why we’re blind to the system destroying us by Jonathan Cook 15 September 2018   I rarely tell readers what they should believe. Rather I try to indicate why it might be wise to distrust, at least without very good evidence, what those in power tell us we should believe. We have well-known sayings about … Continue reading Why We’re Blind to the System Destroying Us