A Cure for Assadism

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Yes, Virginia, there is a way to punish the bad guys without the United States invoking its “responsibilities.”

Vote “No” for Democracy

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In the Middle East, one country after another is struggling to free itself from its authoritarian past. Are we helping or hurting them by encouraging them to adopt our version of democracy?

Newconomics Continued

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Frequently Asked Questions. (Or, more accurately, if any questions had been asked, these would likely have been the more frequently raised.)

The Prevalence of Memes

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More than we realize, our actions are governed by antiquated ideas that threaten the very existence of modern civilization. The essay describes how they may be combated.


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A proposal for a workable economic system radically different than anything tried along the communist-capitalist continuum.

Ideas from Abroad, II

Word Count: 891 A random collection of practices in foreign countries that, on their face, seem superior to comparable practices of our own and, therefore, be possibly worth emulating.

Painless Solution to Greek Crisis

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Raising the possibility of a dual currency.

Winning the War on Terrorism

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Our dilemma is that we must defend ourselves against terrorism yet, at the same time, the cost of doing so is unsustainable under the rules we have set for ourselves.

Forecast: Moderate Chance for Rockslides

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Be prepared to flee indoors.

Academy Awards Night in Tehran

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The Tehran Telegraph covers a highpoint in the cultural life of this enlightened metropolis.

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