Confessions of an Independent Publisher (who learns everything the hard way)

About five years ago, the idea of becoming an independent publisher, one that focused on humanity’s biggest challenges, took hold of me. It was an intoxicating vision. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but publishing thought-provoking books on such challenges was just the kind of work I wanted to do. I had no idea what I was […]

Living Through the Death of Capitalism – Joe Brewer

I write these words not out of despair, but as an affirmation of the most rugged hopefulness I can muster. I was trained in climate science and I know what is coming. I have studied the rise and fall of empires so I am aware that fascist dictators and resource wars are likely to arise […]

Iceberg the size of Delaware calving off of Antarctica

NASA has just released new aerial photographs that show, close-up, an immense, 70-mile long rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. The breach is 300 feet wide and one-third of a mile deep. As it grows, an iceberg the size of Delaware will break off. Source: http://www.ecowatch.com/nasa-antartica-larsen-c-2144755963.html?slide=LEQjkX   I’m writing a book on Brexit that I’m serializing. Parts […]

They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer, an excerpt

“You see,” my colleague went on, “one doesn’t see exactly where or how to move. Believe me, this is true. Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a […]

I still believe in democracy | David R. MacIver

I am still shocked by what has happened, but I will never give up my values.And one of those values is that a country should help all of its citizens achieve the best possible version of their lives, and it should do so with their active participation in the process. The solution isn’t to ignore […]

It’s a war of ideas, not of interests – Dani Rodrik

If left-liberals take for granted that the white middle class is essentially racist, hate the federal government, oppose progressive taxation, don’t think big banks and dark money are a problem … and so on, then indeed many of the remedies that progressives have to offer will fail to resonate and there is little that can […]