Child marriage continues to traumatize 21st century India
BY ROHIT JAIN @ROHITJAIN217
Infants and children continue to be married off in many parts of India despite the custom being illegal for decades
Is premarital sex wicked? Changing attitudes about morality
Karlyn Bowman | Forbes
The Politics Of Caesar's Wife
by Bruce Thornton via Front Page Magazine Online
In 62 B.C., the tribune Clodius Pulcher was caught sneaking into Julius Caesar’s house during a religious ritual forbidden to men. Clodius was allegedly attempting to seduce Caesar’s wife, Pompeia, who was hosting the ceremony and was rumored to welcome Clodius’ advances. Because the scandal happened at Caesar’s house, he divorced her.
The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources by Michael Klare
"As Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book."---Bill McKibben, author of Earth
The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion---a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earth's accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for What's Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country's flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe---and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.
In the news: The intellectual grenades of Charles Murray
Matthew Continetti | The Weekly Standard
Charles Murray: Celebrating a new chapter at AEI
To say Charles Murray has left an indelible imprint on American intellectual life over the past 30-plus years would approach understatement. Those of us privileged to serve as Charles’ colleagues at the American Enterprise Institute can attest to the fact that his formidable intellect is matched only by his personal humility and good humor. Join me on January 8, 2018, as we celebrate Charles and his new chapter.
Charles Murray on the right questions and wrong answers
Charles Murray | AEI event video
As he transitions to an emeritus role, Charles Murray reflects on his inner dialogue, from Thai villages in the 1960s through his landmark books, and on how his values have shaped the questions he asked and how the answers he found shaped his values.
Opinion: Europe’s borders are bloody. From Ukraine in the east to Libya and Syria in the south, war has brought mass migration, terrorism and political instability to a continent ill-equipped to do much about the underlying problem. Yet while the European Union’s soft power can’t stop conflicts, it could help prevent the outbreak of a new one—between Israel and Iran, aided by its proxy Hezbollah. - Wall Street Journal
The true origins of Myanmar’s Rohingya
BY CARLOS SARDIÑA GALACHE
The furious debate over when the ethnic group first arrived in Rakhine state will not easily be resolved
Bangladesh teeters towards new confrontation
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK
Opposition leader Khaleda Zia's threat to boycott next year's elections could tilt the country back towards instability
THE GREAT WHITE DEATH, EUROPE & THE DEMOGRAPHIC PLUNGE; AEI'S 60 SECOND VIDEO ON GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY
The Role of Women in Islamic State-led Terrorism
By Isaac Kfir, The Strategist (ASPI): “Islamic scholars and terrorist groups such as Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and al-Qaeda have debated the use of female suicide bombers. Historically, the discussion was tied to the permissibility of suicide attacks and whether individuals, as opposed to Caliphs, were entitled to declare war.”
Europeans strike deal with Libya to keep migrants in AfricaThe leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain struck a deal in Paris on Monday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the presidents of Niger and Chad to register migrants at reception centers in Africa before they can seek asylum in Europe. In exchange, the Europeans are offering large amounts of development aid. Humanitarian groups blasted the proposal as a way for Europe to keep the migration crisis “out of sight, out of mind.”