The Caliphate of the Headless: why Islamic State deserves our respect

First, lets get this out of the way: the Islamic State is a frightening, murderous, group and needs to be neutralised as soon as possible. Second, their game plan is terrifyingly brilliant and deserves our respect.  To dismiss them as another murderous terrorist organisation underestimates how dangerous they could potentially become.  Why? It More...

by Tristan Fischer | Published 2 years ago
By Tristan Fischer On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Why an expanding global middle class is going to cause us all problems

Much has been made of recent announcements that the world’s population is not going to peak at 9 billion in 2050, but will rather increase for the rest of the century, hitting over 11 billion by 2100.  This More...