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Category Archives: corruption
What Laura Field does not know about Claremont, a response.
In her essay, What the hell happenned to Claremont Institute (https://thebulwark.com/what-the-hell-happened-to-the-claremont-institute/) Laura Field has done an excellent job analysing Kesler’s, Anton’s, and Ellmer’s writing. Her work though focuses on the symptoms and less on the causes because she did not … Continue reading
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Is Trump our first female president?
My essay is inspired by Toni Morrison’s claim that Bill Clinton was the first black President[i] and Adrienne Rich’s essay Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying (1975).[ii] I came to her work to understand Donald’s Trump lying. We often … Continue reading
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Journalists wrestling Trump for the truth: Fake News and a Post-Truth society?
Jay Rosen in his article (“The Trump White House has turned into a kind of playground for the press.”) has hit upon two important truths about the Trump presidency, the press and the problem of “fake news”. First, Trump like … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice Tagged Donald Trump, fake news, Gorgias, Media, Plato, President of the United States, sophist, Twitter 1 Comment
Milo, nihilism, and conservatism’s decayed soul (revised)
Recently, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) withdrew their offer to Milo Yiannapolous to speak at their event. They withdrew their offer after a video was found that showed him explaining how sex between an older man and a 13yr … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, justice, philosophy Tagged Conservatism, CPAC, Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, nihilism, United States Comments Off on Milo, nihilism, and conservatism’s decayed soul (revised)
“A horse was in sole occupation of a meadow. A stag having come and done much damage to the pasture, the horse, wishing to avenge himself on the stag, asked a man whether he could help him to punish the … Continue reading
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Obama, Christie and Trump: a study in statesmanship (revised)**
(This is a revised version of the post. For the reasons see the bottom of the post) In ancient Greece, the statesman was often contrasted with the tyrant. A statesman ruled for the common good; the tyrant ruled for a … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, education, philosophy, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey, Plato Comments Off on Obama, Christie and Trump: a study in statesmanship (revised)**
Theresa May, Brexit and the lost imperial past of a Global Britain
Theresa May has flattered her party and she wants to seduce the public. Despite the harsh economic reality, she has offered a dream that re-imagines the UK’s imperial past as a bright future. Her post Brexit path is towards a … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, justice, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged brexit, foreign policy, inequality, London, poverty, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, United Kingdom Comments Off on Theresa May, Brexit and the lost imperial past of a Global Britain
When facts don’t matter, democracy dies.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. – Daniel Patrick Moynihan The reason people think facts are subjective is that facts are not self-evident, they require context to be understood. We could say that Belgium … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, philosophy, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged brexit, Donald Trump, Donald Trump presidential campaign, Hannah Arendt, Hillary Clinton, Nigel Farage, opinion, truth, United States Comments Off on When facts don’t matter, democracy dies.
Incest and tyranny, Trump fits a pattern
Incest is an abuse of power. The incest, though, is more than physical abuse as it can include emotional or psychological elements. From ancient times, incest was shunned for its effect on the family and more widely on society. For … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, justice, philosophy, privacy, public opinion Tagged Aristotle, Athens, election 2016, Harmodius and Aristogeiton, Trump, tyranny 1 Comment
Mike Cernovich, propaganda and the Truth
In an interesting film, Mike Cernovich (hereafter MC) says that he is tired of mainstream media propaganda. He does not believe that the media covered the conventions correctly. He sets out to the tell the truth about the conventions, the … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, public opinion Tagged DNC, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, loren feldman, Mainstream media, Media, mike cernovick, opinion, propaganda, RNC, truth Comments Off on Mike Cernovich, propaganda and the Truth