The annual digests continue. Let’s get moving on number 9!
Stephen Masty has a quiz to decide whether you’re an imaginative conservative or not.
Matthew Feeney discusses 5 hot foreign policy subjects of 2013.
Gene Healy discusses the myth of isolationism surrounding a foreign policy of non-intervention.
Laura Carlsen discusses the setbacks for women’s rights in Honduras.
Sheldon Richman discusses why 2016 will be a good year for the corporate state.
Justin Raimondo discusses Max Blumenthal’s new book about Israel titiled Goliath.
David Swanson discusses the continued U.S. occupation of Afghanistan.
Rev. William E. Alberts discusses the reactionary position of th United Methodist Church on homosexuality.
Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn pontificate on police killings.
Ron Jacobs discusses the lies of the powerful about war.
William D. Hartung asks whether the Pentagon needs another 20 billion dollars.
Biony Kampmark discusses the prospect of a digital bill of rights.
Mark O’ Brien discusses seeing a sex surrogate.
James Peron discusses the death of Barbara Branden.
Grant Mincy discusses police violence.
Thomas L. Knapp discusses government spending.
Dawie Coetzee discusses the Mandela administration.
Never Gordon discusses the possibility of a nuclear free zone in the Middle East.
Kevin Carson reviews Sean Gabb’s book titled Cultural Revolution, Culture War: How Conservatives Lost England, and How to Get It Back.
Kevin Carson reviews The End of Politics: New Labour and the folly of managerialism.
Chris Hedges discusses the business of mass incaracertion.
Barbara Branden discusses Ayn Rand’s inner life.
Ronald Bailey argues for the abolition of software patents.
Uri Avnery discusses the lack of attendance by major Israeli leaders at Mandela’s funeral.
Alyssa Figueroa discusses a recent civilian killing drone strike.
Arturo Lopez-Levy discusses how the embargo on Cuba makes diplomacy impossible.
Jeremy Brecher discusses a non-violent insurgent approach to climate activism.
Jeremy Brecher discusses climate activism.
A review of the second volume of Garry Kasparov’s series on himself. Garry Kasparov is one of the world’s best chessplayers. He is a former world champion with a rating peak of 2851. He was surpassed by Magnus Carlsen’s achievement of an 2872 rating. One of his most grueling matches was the first 1984-1985 World Championship match with Karpov. It lasted 48 games before being canceled.
Our second chess pick of the week also comes from Chesscafe.com. The book reviewed raises the question of whether chess is preferably treated as a fun game or serious work. The author comes down on the side of serious work. My own view is that chess can be both serious work and fun. It’s sheer joy to study and play chess better. The fun increases as you become better at the game.