Review: A World Without Email, by Cal Newport

If only! Productivity expert Cal Newport makes a compelling argument against the way we use email now, and anyone who struggles with overflowing inboxes will learn from what he writes. But he doesn’t have much…


To understand Putin, read Karl Marx

Seventy years ago at the height of the Cold War a book was published in the US entitled The Russian Menace to Europe.  It made the case that “the major objective of Russian foreign policy…



Why banning RT is a bad idea

A few years ago, when I was working on the Bernie Sanders campaign, one of our volunteers came to me with an interesting proposal. It turned out that he worked in London for Russia Today…