Center for Strategic Communication

Review: The Rule of the Clan

[by Mark Safranski / “zen“] Rule of the Clan by Mark Weiner I often review good books. Sometimes I review great ones. The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals about the Future of Individual Freedom  by Mark S. Weiner gets the highest...

The Creepy-State attracts Creeps

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Big Brother’s little brothers are listening in on your calls, tapping your data When the government and ruling elites fashion a Creepy-State, it inevitably spawns a surveillance arms race. If your private data is valuable...

An Absurd Column by Walter Pincus

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Walter Pincus, taking notes for the embattled bureaucrats of the creepy-state here: ‘Front-Page Rule’ is unprecedented in U.S. intelligence community  ….“Accountability and secrecy” were two watchwords a former senior...

Irony

From the State Department Human Rights Report on Russia under the Putin administration: ….The law forbids officials from entering a private residence except in cases prescribed by federal law or on the basis of a judicial decision. The law also prohibits government...

Concerning the enforcement of morals

[ by Charles Cameron — enforcement of moral codes in the UK, US, Israel and KSA, unofficial and official, worsening, continuing and improving, quite the smörgåsbord ] . . Moral vigilantism appears to be on the rise in parts of London, according to this...