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Category Archives: statesmanship
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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Initial review or thoughts on the documentary Hoaxed.
Arrogant, resentful people believe deception works. –Jordan Peterson, minute 94, Hoaxed (2019). Know thyself. –Delphic Oracle “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” … Continue reading
Posted in justice, philosophy, statesmanship Tagged Allegory of the Cave, hoaxed, justice, movie, Philosophy, Plato, review Comments Off on Initial review or thoughts on the documentary Hoaxed.
Has Donald Trump’s Thabo Mbeki moment arrived?
Donald Trump comments about coronavirus have sowed doubt and confusion within the public. He has suggested that there are mild cases and that people could return to work in such a condition or recover from it without realising that they … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship Tagged coronavirus, covid-19, Trump 9 Comments
Trump and Miller are too timid about immigration.
Dear Readers, I am honored to have a guest blog by the world famous scholar Joanne Swift. She has taken time out from her busy schedule to provide a short proposal on how Trump and Miller should deal with the … Continue reading
Posted in justice, statesmanship, transparency Tagged immigration, miller, NATO, Rule of law, Russia, Trump 4 Comments
A legitimate president knows “Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.”
Over the past year, we have been treated to, or rather forced to endure, the unsavoury aspects of a president’s personality. Over the past year, we have tweets and public statements that show us something that is usually hidden. We … Continue reading
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Trump’s Warsaw Speech: some tentative thoughts on the Crisis of the West
Trump’s Warsaw speech has attracted a lot of attention. Grown men and women have literally swooned at its beauty, grandeur, and audacity. Their claims suggest that if you combined Lincoln’s Lyceum Address, King’s I have a Dream speech, and Kennedy’s … Continue reading
Posted in philosophy, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged Crisis of the West, Donald Trump, Leo Strauss, Martin Heidegger, Poland, Warsaw Comments Off on Trump’s Warsaw Speech: some tentative thoughts on the Crisis of the West
Trump, supremacism and political extremism
“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.”– Abraham Lincoln Donald Trump has made America … Continue reading
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Of course, the Queen wants Brexit.
If we read Aristotle, his effort to insist that the function of political science is to describe accurately the regime we are talking about or living in, it becomes clear that the most dangerous thing we can do sometimes is … Continue reading
Posted in Government, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged European Union, French Revolution, United Kingdom 1 Comment
Thoughts on Michael Anton and Leo Strauss’ Machiavelli
In a recent interview, Mr Anton said that he knew “Nick”, his short hand for Niccolo Machiavelli, for over 30 years. He qualified his support by saying he followed the Leo Strauss’ Machiavelli. For his interviewer, this made sense. Leo … Continue reading
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Trump’s Syrian missile strike was a strategic blunder with Xi
Dedicated to the memory of Dean Rusk; a Southern gentleman, an American patriot, and a public servant who understood what is at stake with China. In statecraft, there are three types of blunders or sins. Two are punished and one … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship, strategy Tagged Barack Obama, Chemical warfare, Donald Trump, Syria, Tomahawk (missile), Xi Jinping Comments Off on Trump’s Syrian missile strike was a strategic blunder with Xi