Archives



Samson’s Children

August 29, 2009

Israel makes me stay up nights. There are too many people who “know” that Iran will not build a bomb (“they said so, repeatedly!”); that if it does build one—Iran is not going to drop it on Tel Aviv (“they are not crazy”); that Iran is merely clamoring for attention (“you know, they have long been ignored and humiliated”).

Eine florierende Gesellschaft

August 29, 2009

Die Basis dieser Pyramide bilden die korperlichen Grundbedurfniasse. 

Hey Big Spenders

August 27, 2009

In an article in May, The Economist praised France for resisting the worst effects of the global economic crisis. France and Germany appear to have fared well in comparison with Britan and the US.

The Common Good Rights, Dutch

August 11, 2009

Veel filosofen geven de voorkeur aan gedachtestelsels die zich concentreren op een kernwaarde. 

Algemeen belang cruciaal voor publieke moraal

August 10, 2009

De morele waarde van mensenrechten en virjbeld is zo belangrijk voor wertenschappers,

Is Transparency the Best Disinfectant?

July 17, 2009

Transparency is a highly regarded value, a precept used for ideological purposes, and a subject of academic study. The following critical analysis attempts to show that transparency is overvalued.

Spent: America after consumerism

June 17, 2009

Much of the debate over how to address the economic crisis has focused on a single word: regulation 

Tomorrow's Institution Today

June 14, 2009

By early December 2002, the U.S government knew that an unflagged ship, the So San, was transporting ballistic missiles and missile components from North Korea to the Middle East. 

Netanyahu turned Palestinian statehood into bargaining chip

June 12, 2009

If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had walked out of the White House on May 18 and announced that he accepted President Barack Obama's demands to freeze all settlement construction, he would mere

A Crisis of Consumerism

June 01, 2009

With the economic crisis currently at its peak, the time is ripe for a moral conversation on what defines a good society. Is a society governed by consumerism desirable? Can material objects be used to express affection and to seek self-esteem? How can self-actualization best be realized?

Terrorists: Neither Soldiers nor Criminals

June 01, 2009

In current hostilities in Iraq, Afghanistan, parts of Pakistan, and elsewhere, from Columbia to the Horn of Africa, nonstate actors--in particular, terrorists and insurgents who act like terrorists

The Capture Theory of Regulations—Revisited

May 06, 2009

Amidst the rekindled interest in regulating the market that has emerged since the 2008 financial crisis, most attention has been paid to the debate between those who call for more regulation of the private sector in order to protect the public good, and those who claim that such regulations would do further damage to the economy by unduly constraining business.

The Mother of All Deals

April 30, 2009

I arrived in Moscow from Washington highly optimistic, a day after the vigorous, historic handshake between Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in London on April 1.

поссия- Условия для сделки

April 27, 2009

This article is the Russian version of the previous article from the St. Petersburg times. 

Sparks and Ashes

March 01, 2009

Les relations entre les minorites et la communaute nationale soulvent de nombreuses questions, frequemment debattues, que donnent lieu a des prises de position diverses et exprimees avec circonspec