Mass shootings: What’s wrong with America?

This is a terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the mass shooting perpetrated by Stephen Paddock  even goes into the saddest chapters of the history books. But some small scale shooting with few people dead or wounded take place in America almost every other week. So maybe my question is too harsh but does America really care about this problem, or maybe not so much and why?
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The legacy of Hugh Hefner is complicated

A pioneer of sexual revolution and fighter against prejudices or just a successful businessman and probably a sleazy old man. There are som divided views on a late Hugh Hefner. In your opinion, how did he and his Playboy magazine affect America’s society, culture? Read few comments.

Hugh Hefner (1926-2017). Credit: http://www.playboyenterprises.com/

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Wonder Woman: A feminist in the war

Wonder Woman is the most successful DCEU’s movie in the US. The movie by Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s performance were heavily praised by critics and fans alike. While a great comic book movie it also tries to go bit beyond the fantastic world of superheroes. Read few comments about what separates Wonder Woman from many other comic book adaptations.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Credit: http://wonderwomanfilm.com/

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Attacks against Muslim communities is becoming an issue of increasing concern

While we do not know all the details of what happened in London, in Finsbury Park it looks like a deliberate attack against the Muslim community. In your opinion, how big is a threat of reprisal attacks against Muslim community after couple of attacks conducted by Islamist extremists, how should security forces (society?) react? Read few comments.

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Steve Scalise shooting: What does it mean for America?

We still do not know much about the shooter’s motives, though it seems that a gunman who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice was anti-GOP, anti-Trump. What kind of political reaction do you expect, and what should be in your opinion the political reaction of this horrible act? Read few comments. Continue reading

Adaptation in the age of new (?) terror

After every terrorist attack, such the recent one in Manchester, there is always the debate about security measures. But if terrorism is somehow different with ISIS (is it?) how much we have been able to adapt to this situation, and in what areas? Read few comments.

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Can social media increase some crime trends?

You may have heard about the recent case how Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live, see e. g.  and also about other similar case. Without going into some big theories, do you think such case might have some impact on the thinking of the others who may plan something similar or this is probably an insignificant factor, and why? Read few comments. Continue reading