[NOTE: The data is, I think, irrefutable: measured by the “Three Bs” of religion — Belief, Behavior & Belonging — the USA is steadily “losing” its religion(s), and becoming a more secular, nonreligious place.
[NOTE: In Israel, there’s a brief timeout. Can the resistance maintain its readiness and its remarkable, unlikely coalition to mount another general strike if needed? Or will Netanyahu outlast them, as he has his other opponents for so long?]
Gwynne Dyer. — Apr 01 2023
Gwynne Dyer is a UK-based Canadian journalist and historian who writes about international affairs.
[NOTE: I recall a year ago when Gwynne Dyer confidently predicted that Vladimir Putin would not be so irrational and foolish as to launch a war against Ukraine. Dyer was right about the war’s folly, but not alone in badly misjudging Putin’s state of mind and resolve. Still, I respect Dyer’s experience, breadth of strategic/historic knowledge, perspicacity and independence. So his list of predictions for another longtime item on his news “beat”, namely Israel in the Netanyahu era, is included here. We’ll see how he does with this rather gloomy set of forecasts, and compare it to work by another noted “seer.”Continue reading Dyer & Friedman on Netanyahu’s Impending Victory & Israel’s Loss of Democracy→