News: 2014-01-30

I am running well behind schedule so I am just going to put these links out there unsorted and try and catch up later today or early tomorrow. Apologies for the thin links today. Do see the Magnus post, however. It is an important topic.
Fifty States of Fear - NYTimes.com
"Even democracies founded in the principles of liberty and the common good often take the path of more authoritarian states. They don’t work to minimize fear, but use it to exert control over the populace and serve the government’s principal aim: consolidating power. Philosophers have long noted the utility of fear to the state. Machiavelli notoriously argued that a good leader should induce fear in the populace in order to control the rabble."
What Google's Sale of Motorola to Lenovo Means for the Companies
"We have ...


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