Diseases of Civilization

It is well known that life expectancies increased significantly during the 20th century in the U.S. While this was certainly a positive development, highly aggregated statistics such as life expectancy can mask problems that become apparent when you look beneath the surface. In particular, the marked decline in mortality from infectious diseases greatly boosted life […]

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Bursting of the Sports Bubble

When the cable TV sports giant ESPN announced 100 layoffs recently, including letting go a number of high-profile broadcasters, a lot of people took notice, and well they should: things no longer are business as usual in sports broadcasting, and we are not even at the beginning of the end, and maybe not even the […]

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Fascists Seek Personal Growth and Forgiveness in Two Films

Two new documentaries screened at this year’s Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival each profile a right-wing European militant coming to terms with his past. The thorny question raised by both The Unforgiven and Keep Quiet is a complex one: Is anything owed to history’s most despicable actors, especially forgiveness? (Screen grab: CAT&Docs / Vimeo) The Unforgiven (2017). 75 […]

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