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Mindfulness IV

Mindfulness No Better Than Watching TV by Steven Novella. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of mindfulness meditation on prosocial behavior found, essentially, that there is no evidence that it works. I find these results entirely unsurprising, […]


NATO’s Real Existential Threat: The Surrender of Western Values by William S. Smith. On January 17, Petr Pavel, a Czech army general and NATO’s military committee chairman, led meetings with his counterparts from Ukraine and Georgia, which he tweeted were […]


Why “Open Borders” is a Dangerous Idea by George Gallatin. A decade before he fell to esophageal cancer Christopher Hitchens gave a series of riveting speeches on George Orwell. In them Hitchens argued that Orwell was an intellectual of such […]