Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • What a medieval love saga says about modern-day sexual harassment

    by Lisa Bitel

    One famous 12th-century saga involved a young philosopher, Abelard, and his teenage student Héloise. The story has many similarities with news of modern-day aggressors, with one major exception: None of today’s harassers has suffered medieval punishment.



  • Paying for Climate Change

    by Stephen Macekura

    Despite his extreme rhetoric, Trump is merely the latest in a long line of U.S. leaders unwilling to pony up for global environmental accords.



  • The Death Cult of Trumpism

    by Greg Grandin

    Through racism and nationalism, Trump leverages tribal resentment against an emerging manifest common destiny.


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  • The Future of Work, a History

    by Kevin Baker

    America has a long, complicated track record of dreading that robots would take our jobs.



  • The deterrence myth

    by David P Barash

    Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will.