The meltdown of China’s stock market is arguably the biggest global financial story so far in 2015. The decline began barely six weeks ago, yet the Shanghai index has lost nearly one-third of its value.
A few provocative questions: Just over a month ago, 9 people were murdered in a church in Charleston, SC. What if people there had responded by looting and destroying property?
To “demonize the enemy” is a staple of war propaganda. But, you don’t need a war to call your enemy demonic. Case in point, the United States and Iran for the past 35 years – as in, “The Great Satan” vs. “The Axis of Evil.” Each country really did use language that describes a mortal foe. So what on earth explains recent news of these two enemies shaking hands over a comprehensive nuclear agreement? This week’s Pop Trends, Price Culture explains the otherwise inexplicable answer.
What made a sitting president go on TV to show America a big bag of crack cocaine - literally? And what made a later president drop the phrase “War On Drugs” from his vocabulary?
Real liberty begins with independent thinking -- and Professor Dennis Elam is really good at it. You heard his insights for yourself if you caught part one of our interview, and in part two he covers an even more amazing range of topics...