Early in the morning on January 1, 2017, a gunman burst into a crowded nightclub in Istanbul killing 39 people and injuring hundreds more. The attack sent shockwaves around the world. But the gunman was not a Turkish citizen. On

What is Wrong with the European Union? On 25 March 2017, we will know whether Europe – as a “project” for an increased “union” – plans to go forward, fade away or split up. That is the date of the much-awaited European

In the Trump administration, are we witnessing the undermining of democracy and the rise of tyranny? Can the institutions of American Democracy provide effective resistance? Last fall, in another world altogether, I wrote an Impakter article on “The Great Turning” where

Picture this: You’re a young, ambitious aspiring politician in a town somewhere in the United States. You’ve noticed issues in your community and you’ve resolved to get into government to help fix them. So you decide to run for local

Boutique medicine has come of age and is called many things: retainer medicine, direct patient contracting practice, concierge medicine, VIP care, luxury practice, direct primary care, cash-only,  or direct specialty care practices. The terminology obscures the controversial consequences to the

Environmental degradation is a topic that gradually moved from scientific journals to international negotiations, as mounting evidence from the scientific community showed that the existing consumption and production patterns were unsustainable. These patterns define a style of development that has

The word taboo, throughout history, has had a broad spectrum of meanings: forbidden, magic, frightening and untouchable are just a few examples of how the word has been translated and understood. It was Judy Grahn, however, who most notably brought

Social media: it's the not-so-new technology that has shaped and ingrained itself in nearly every industry in the world. It's a force that can give one a competitive edge in a job interview (having a certain desirable number of followers

Book review: What is Populism? By Jan-Werner Müller  University of Pennsylvania Press, August 22, 2016. 136 pages.  From Brexit, the referendum that kicked the UK out of the EU, to Trump’s election predicated on “draining the swamp” in Washington and making “America

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