Why Freud Survives


August 23, 2017 Why Freud Survives He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up. by Louis Man http://www.newyorker.com Sigmund Freud almost didn’t make it out of Vienna in 1938. He left on June 4th, on the Orient Express, three months after the German Army entered the city. Even though the … Continue reading

Malaysia’s Education: Shooting ourselves in the Foot with more Sound and Fury


August 23, 2017 Malaysia’s Education: Shooting ourselves in the Foot with more Sound and Fury by Dr. Lim Teck Ghee Where is this UMNO Minister of Education now? Well, he got himself fired by Najib Razak. He has since joined the opposition trying to make a comeback   The outcry over the disclosure that 402 … Continue reading

The mealy-mouthed cowardice of America’s elites after Charlottesville


August 23, 2017 The mealy-mouthed cowardice of America’s elites after Charlottesville by Fareed Zakaria https://www.washingtonpost.com   Much of the United States has reacted swiftly and strongly to President Trump’s grotesque suggestion that there is a moral equivalence between the white supremacists who converged last weekend on Charlottesville and those who protested against them. But the … Continue reading

Trumpism and the Philosophy of History


August 22, 2017 Trumpism and the Philosophy of History by Mark S. Weiner* https://www.project-syndicate.org *Mark S. Weiner is the author of The Rule of the Clan, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. In 2015, he was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Legal Philosophy of the University of Salzburg. Bannon … Continue reading

NY Times Frank Bruni: The Week Trump “Quit” for lacking in moral leadership


August 22, 2017 NY Times Frank Bruni: The Week Trump “Quit”for lacking in moral leadership http://www.nytimes.com As the worst week in a cursed presidency wound down, I spotted more and more forecasts that Donald Trump would resign, including from Tony Schwartz, who wrote “The Art of the Deal” for Trump and presumably understands his tortured … Continue reading

Trump’s White House and Thailand’s autocratic descent


August 22, 2017 Trump’s White House and Thailand’s autocratic descent by Matthew Phillips http://www.newmandala.org/trumps-white-house-thailands-autocratic-descent/ Header image: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meeting for talks with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha in Bangkok on 8 August 2017, via the US State Department on Flickr. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Bangkok as part of a tour … Continue reading