Did you know that Finland has twice as many mass shootings per capita as the US? Discussing violence honestly matters, and propaganda, even for a good cause, is counterproductive — as in criminologist Frederic Lemieux’s analysis.
The Finnish welfare state is being eroded, and the far right has gained momentum. As the country turns one hundred, what’s happened to Finland?
Stop saying, “Isn’t it unbelievable that Trump is president?” It’s the kind of disjointed revelation you get when you’re high. “Isn’t it amazing that we have, like, hands? Doesn’t it blow your mind that trees exist?”
Anti-Americanism is as old as America, and so are many of its most common tropes, but the underlying beliefs and justifications vary. America’s pathology has been depicted as manifesting its inherent racism, or its racial inferiority; as being due to a lack of democracy or too much democracy; and the criticism has been leveled from the left, the right, and everywhere in between.
Who are we insulting when we use the word “whore”? And who can metaphorically suck off whom?
The European collective myopia regarding the US affects major policy decisions and the reporting on them.
A publicity stunt by a transnational advertising company for a multi-trillion-dollar Wall Street behemoth gets woke people excited.
What’s the difference between an American liberal and a European liberal? An American liberal is harshly critical of the United States’ role in world affairs and of the flaws in American society, whereas a European liberal is harshly critical of the United States’ role in world affairs and of the flaws in American society.
Enough about sex. Let’s talk about violence, baby.
After the gay nightclub massacre in Orlando last year, Roger Jimenez, pastor of a small Baptist church in California, gave a sermon proclaiming that he’s “upset” the gunman “didn’t finish the job,” and that the government should have all the “sodomites” lined up against the wall and “blow their brains out.” In the ensuing backlash, Jimenez complained that […]