‘Fascism’s Centennial Legacy’ by Scott Atran

One hundred years ago, in late October 1922, Italian Fascists under the leadership of Benito Mussolini, a former socialist newspaper editor and politician, marched on Rome and onto the world stage. The goal was to make Italy and its capital great again, as under the Caesars. When the fascist supporters and Blackshirt militia entered the…

CRIC Conference 2022 – Disordering and Re-ordering – swing of the pendulum or spinning out of control

The CRIC Annual Conference will be a hybrid event again this year with some colleagues returning to Harris Manchester College and others coming in on-line.  In 2021, as we gradually made our way out of COVID lockdown, many were unable to travel, but those who could were very keen to get together, face-to-face.  The event…

Atran elected to National Academy of Sciences

CRIC is exceptionally proud to announce that our Foundation Fellow, Professor Scott Atran, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of “…distinguished and continuing achievements in original research”. Professor Atran now stands among 2,512 active NAS members as part of one of the most distinguished and respected scientific…

When Will to Fight Trumps Hard Power

Before Congress, Gen. Scott Berrier, the US Defense Intelligence Agency director, acknowledged misjudging Ukraine’s ability to resist Russia: “I questioned their will to fight. That was a bad assessment.”  Russia’s appraisal of Ukraine’s will to fight evidently fared no better. Lamentably, misjudging both allies’ and adversaries’ will to fight has become routine among our military and political…