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Obama, Christie and Trump: a study in statesmanship and a lesson for Barron Trump.

Cross posted from New Reform Club In ancient Greece, the statesman was often contrasted with the tyrant. A statesman ruled for the common good; the tyrant ruled for a private good.[1] The statesman has a valid title to rule; the … Continue reading

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Political discourse in the age of always on recording devices: the death of statesmanship?

When Mitt Romney’s speech with the comment about the 47% was disclosed to the media, it changed the campaign.  The way the leak occurred revealed the perils of political speech in the age of always on recording devices.[1]  Political discourse … Continue reading

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