The Hard Case Against Perpetual War

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald, an uncompromising, non-partisan champion of civil liberties and opponent of U.S. violations of the Geneva Conventions and the Constitution, sat down with Bill Moyers the end of last month and made a sobering case about the self-perpetuating character of war in America.  I feel very conflicted personally since even though I opposed [Read More...]

Graphs Suggest Secular Countries Less Corrupt, More Peaceful

An interesting graph: Here’s Tom Rees’s interpetation of the data: the graph (as shown on the right) shows a dramatic and strong relationship between religiosity and corruption. This does not mean that religion causes corruption. A more likely explanation is that a common, third factor explains both. And the obvious explanation is wealth. Rich countries [Read More...]


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