L'Ordre

The introduction of new sanctions against Iran at the very moment the US and Europe are saying Iran is complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is appalling. It is cynical. If as soon as the US ends sanctions, it restores them for different reasons, then clearly it or at least a number of…

Interestingly, there are efforts in media and the blogosphere (an example here) to portray some debauched, drunken molesters in Cologne, Germany as “Muslims” and represent their behavior as if it’s something condoned in Islam. I believe their behavior was not typical of Islam but typical of the West, or of people desperately trying to “integrate” into…

According to a credible analysis from Vijay Prashad for The Hindu, which concurs with the views of many other writers, the Erdogan government in Turkey restarted the conflict with the Kurdish people and is responsible for killing many civilians. It jeopardises the lives of hundreds of thousands more by doing so. This is the fault of Recep…

More than ever, the monarchical government of Saudi Arabia is portraying itself as the saviour of the Sunni world (the Sunnis being the largest denomination of Muslims, for readers unfamiliar with this topic). Don’t buy into the idea that a narrow, unrepresentative monarchy can possibly represent such a vast community. The regime in Saudi Arabia is deeply unpopular with…

Although many unfortunate happenings are taking place in the world at this very moment, and I cannot possibly manage to talk about them all, I want to focus on a more bewildering one in this post tonight. It has come to a lot of people’s attention that a group of armed militants took over a so-called US government…

I want to back up a recent opinion put forward by Steve Topple, a British blogger who emerged from almost complete obscurity to become a very articulate op-ed writer. Steve appealed against the formation of new media elites. A new centre-left consisting of very tame bloggers starts to overrun the mainstream media, as can already be…

I write this hoping Americans will consider carefully who will want them to vote for which 2016 presidential candidate, and why. The people backing up Hillary Clinton are not ordinary Americans, and the people trying to portray her in a positive light are not grassroots activists. She is backed up by the money of large corporations…

Around this Christmas, I received review copies of Visions of the Future and other important Lifeboat Foundation books. Primarily collections of essays authored by other Lifeboat Foundation members (compare to my own main futurist work, the pocket-size Catalyst thesis that you can read in a day) those books can be immense and cover a wide variety of…

Because others insist on repeating wrong ideas, allow me to repeat what I know to be correct. In Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere there is not a “sectarian war” among Muslims in any sense. The inflammatory remark that Sunnis and Shia all hate one another everywhere is a lie, repeated on and now…

The implications of nuclear fusion power as a panacea for the world’s energy needs are not good. There are better alternatives and I’d like to write about them again. As explained by nuclear power critic Linda Gunter in a recent article on the recent Paris climate talks, nuclear fusion, as found in the ITER (International Thermonuclear…

Harry J. Bentham
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Harry Bentham

Harry J. Bentham is a British futurist blogger who has been a contributor at a number of think tanks including the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies since 2013. His work at Press TV and the L'Ordre blog featured at the multi-faith Beliefnet website has gained increasing attention and praise, including in the international media. Commentaries on political and ethical controversies by Bentham have been published at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, H+ Magazine, Dissident Voice and numerous other publications. He edits The clubof.info Blog (http://www.clubof.info/search/label/Harry_J_Bentham).

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