Why Some Conservative Thinkers Seriously Want the Return of the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages see a resurgence of interest among the alt-right and some conservative thinkers.

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When Liberals "Lie About the Problem of Islamism" It Empowers the Right, Says Sam Harris

"If all that liberals can do in response is continue to lie about the causes of terrorism and lock arms with Islamists, we have some very rough times ahead," writes Sam Harris. 

Sam Harris espouses liberal politics, yet he’s received his share of criticism from the left for his views on Islam. He has long warned of the dangers of embracing the Muslim religion without caveats. While he’s sometimes labeled Islamophobic, his concerns are not without merit. 

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Data Shows Logic Gap in Trump's So-Called Muslim Ban

Number of terrorist acts perpetrated in the U.S. by nationals of any of the seven countries? Zero.

Figures from CATO, a conservative think tank, show deaths caused on U.S. soil from countries Trump did not target in the Muslim ban.

The so-called Muslim Travel Ban is President Trump's most controversial measure yet

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Steve Bannon's Rise Caps the Triumph of “Yellow Journalism” over Traditional Media

Much news on the Internet is very similar to the dangerous "yellow journalism" of history.

Much is being made about how the proliferation of fake news on Facebook and Google has contributed to the surprising 2016 Presidential election results. But that’s likely just a distraction from the larger news crisis. As many established news sources devolved into partisan mouthpieces, with focus on one-sided arguments or sensational character-driven and issue-free reporting, yellow journalism has taken hold in America. The last time the country had such a volatile combination of unreliable yellow press and tough-talking men in charge, the United States got itself into two unnecessary and costly wars, which it eventually won because it had an overwhelming military advantage. And this time, in the age of nuclear weapons and the Internet, where the majority of Americans now get their news, the consequences could be much worse.

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