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Declinism

The Carnival of Catastrophism and Its Critics

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Teitelman

Declinism and catastrophe are in the air, like this early spring's hay fever. We live in a complex, dangerous world. We also live in a time of bounty and relative peace. The real sin here on both sides of this debate is exaggeration, reductionism and the urge to politicize.

Here's to the 2010s

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Nye

The 1930s were once described as "a low dishonest decade," and we could apply the term to the past ten years.