The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily | + Opinion

A German musicologist complained in 1954 that they reminded him of “barking hell-hounds.” Source: The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily Opinion: The above-linked article talks about early fears surrounding the advent of electronic music, but it points to a larger truth: Technology is not the enemy. How we potentially misuse it… Read More The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily | + Opinion

Letter: Can democracy in the US survive? – News – seacoastonline.com – Portsmouth, NH | + Opinion

To the Editor: Throughout history, most countries have relied on a supreme authority figure to make national decisions. People seem to have an instinctual need for someone to make political decisions for them. This may originate in our early years, when parents take care of us and make decisions for us. An alternative process is… Read More Letter: Can democracy in the US survive? – News – seacoastonline.com – Portsmouth, NH | + Opinion

Canadian citizenship something ‘I really felt I had to fight for,’ says Toronto-born son of Russian spies | CBC Radio | + Opinion

Alexander Vavilov, the Toronto-born son of Russian spies, has been fighting for nearly a decade to have his Canadian citizenship restored. Last week the Supreme Court of Canada finally ruled he could keep it, and permanently reside in the country where he was born. Source: Canadian citizenship something ‘I really felt I had to fight… Read More Canadian citizenship something ‘I really felt I had to fight for,’ says Toronto-born son of Russian spies | CBC Radio | + Opinion

‘Maybe they shouldn’t have had children,’ son of Russian spies says of his parents as he recalls his suffering | The Star | + Opinion

Alexander Vavilov’s world collapsed when he learned his parents weren’t who they said they were, but were, in fact, Russian spies. The family was sent to Moscow, a place he and his brother had never been. The boys did not speak Russian. Source: ‘Maybe they shouldn’t have had children,’ son of Russian spies says of… Read More ‘Maybe they shouldn’t have had children,’ son of Russian spies says of his parents as he recalls his suffering | The Star | + Opinion

U.K. to Crack Down on Russian, North Korean Spies and Saboteurs – Bloomberg | + Opinion

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to overhaul the U.K.’s security laws to bring them in line with the U.S. in a crackdown on spies, saboteurs and hackers working for foreign states such as Russia, North Korea and Iran. Source: U.K. to Crack Down on Russian, North Korean Spies and Saboteurs – Bloomberg Opinion: Come… Read More U.K. to Crack Down on Russian, North Korean Spies and Saboteurs – Bloomberg | + Opinion

Teen climate activists stage funeral for their future in Vancouver | + Opinion

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Clad in black, bearing flowers, and carrying a coffin–teen climate activists held a funeral for their lost futures Saturday. Source: Teen climate activists stage funeral for their future in Vancouver Opinion: The climate change media hype has reached such a fever pitch that teens are beginning to suffer psychologically from worry.… Read More Teen climate activists stage funeral for their future in Vancouver | + Opinion