L.J. Lane


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All The King’s Horses And All The King’s Men…

JUNE 20, 2014 by L.J. LANE

Is the U.S. going back to Iraq? Cartoonist L.J. Lane has a pretty good idea how that will work out.

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Warnings of the Apocalypse

MARCH 12, 2014 by L.J. LANE

Political cartoonist L.J. Lane uses illustration and humor to explain why apocalypse predictions should be ignored.


Good Guys Bad Guys

OCTOBER 23, 2013 by L.J. LANE

Political cartoonist L.J. Lane uses illustration and humor to explain why military interventions are often justified by good guy/bad guy narratives.

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Of Mice and Mud

The allure of the quick solution

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 by L.J. LANE

L. J. Lane has been doing some excellent work illustrating--literally--the often fraught process of coming to grips with global problems. We're featuring his recent Of Mice and Mud comic, which covers Syria, the security State, and the allure of quick solutions.


September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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