I have found two excellent articles I think you will enjoy.
The first is on the envy of China in modern liberal politics. Apparently an American proponent of Chinese authoritarianism heavily funded Obama’s 2008 election… and visited the White House 53 times during Obama’s first year in office. (that’s more than once a week, by the way… 53/365 simplifies to about 1/7.)
The second is on agnosticism in science… or rather, the lack thereof. Honestly, I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way about modern science. It seems people have all but forgotten that scientific conclusions are not 100% certainties, and you need a control group for any given experiment to draw any conclusions at all.
For a bit of fun, I have summarized below what you can know for certain in any given field of scientific study:
Astronomy: This place is really big.
Archeology: Something died.
Ecology: Something’s alive.
Sociology: People make decisions.
Economics: People are greedy.
Meteorology: Things are getting warmer… but it’s still uncomfortably cold where I live.
I don’t believe there is any strong evidence for man-made global warming (see earlier comments regarding needing a control group for something to count as ‘science’). That said, I let loose 11 bottles of hairspray into the atmosphere every day, just in case. You never know… We might be able to avoid a white Christmas after all.