Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bookmarking Social Panic

Some examples of fear in America from Alternet. I just been reading a few books on conspiracy theories and this fits in pretty good with that. Some good reminders here of crises never realized: certainly some of the many pandemics and crack babies. The marriage crunch I must have totally missed as I was in the process of not getting married.

And in other social panic, a great column by Patrick Smith in Salon.

“There are actors in the Middle East for whom ‘mutual assured destruction’ is an invitation to a party—not a system of mutual deterrence,” Friedman observed on Wednesday’s opinion page. He said the same thing, if anything more bluntly, on the Charlie Rose show Tuesday evening.

Tom Friedman: Still a face looking for a fist.

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